For several days I’ve been working on my Untied project. (Do see the link for a photo of the top, as well as discussion of my process.) Last week I pin basted it, at least as far as I could with so few pins. I intended to try big-stitch quilting with perle cotton. However, local shops don’t seem to carry size 8 perle cotton, only size 5. It is FAT, too fat for big-stitch quilting, though it might work perfectly well for tying a quilt. Since Untied will hang on the wall rather than take heavy use as a cover, I decided that embroidery thread will work fine.
I’m enjoying the process so far. The progress is deceiving, though. I can feel like I’m working quickly, covering a lot of ground, while in truth there is so far to go!
Here are a couple of photos to show my work in process:
I had to decide pretty quickly not to worry about what the back looks like. After all, it will hang on the wall, and it isn’t a contest quilt.
Do you do big-stitch quilting? What’s your favorite part of that? Least favorite?