Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hand quilting

With friends urging me to start getting some of my tops quilted, I've taken their advise and have started the process.  It is my goal for 2015 but it doesn't hurt that others are whispering in my ear.

My Kaleidoscope quilt is the start.  So far, I'm  not happy with what has been done.  Red and blue threads are being used and they are not showing the quilting very well.  Some of the quilting may be taken out and replaced with my standard beige or white quilting threads.
The back shows up beautifully .... just not the front and that is where it is most important.
After removing some of the above quilting threads and going back to my standard white/beige threads is working much better for me.  Now, I can at least see some of the quilting and it is standing out more. 

Have a great day!

4 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

I sometimes chose fabric that hides the quilting on the back but I like to see the top quilting if I am taking all that time to quilt it by hand.

Jennifer said...

No point putting in all that beautiful work if it doesn't show, is there?

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I think both the front and back look very nice. It depends on the lighting sometimes. Look forward to seeing more.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You always have such a great eye when choosing quilting designs. So glad you are focusing on some hand quilting this year. I will be stopping by for sure to see the magic.