Saturday, January 30, 2010

First 2010 UFO Finished

Finished, that is, with a little help from my mom! This was a paper-pieced project I took as a class at the Country Quiltworks shop in Montgomeryville, PA (about 10 years ago!). The top has been finished for ages, and after seeing a Fons & Porter TV show on big-stitch utility stitching,  I decided to try my hand. And I got about 75% done -- only to have the project get put in the closet after I moved to UT. My mom enjoys different types of stitchery and needlework, so she agreed to finish the big-stitch quilting for me. It is a great little quilt that will definitely get used. I'll be putting it in my red, white and gray office.

Here's a close-up of the quilting.



4 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love it, Nancy! The colors are right up my alley!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish, Nancy! You do lovely work.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the big stitch, but never tried it. It works really well with homespun. Is the thread different from what we usually use?
Linda

LiahonaGirl said...

Thanks for the comments!
Linda, I used perle cotton size 8, which is a 2-ply thread (don't separate into separate threads -- use as it comes off the spool).
Nancy

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