I have been working on a few different hand quilting projects. The quilting is very different!
The Interplay quilt is using A large size 5 embroidery needle and #8 perle cotton thread. (see this post for more about the Interplay quilt)
I have a few blocks done (click pictures to enlarge)
here is the back (which is actually a black fabric but didn’t photograph well)
I am also working on the Snowflake Quilt (see this post for more on that)
For this quilt I am using Blue 40 weight cotton Presencia thread ( I buy it here) and a #11 John James between needle.
here you can see the difference between them
I am doing a lot of filling in on the snowflake quilt.
I start at the outside of each shape and then make row after row of addition stitches until the space is filled in. here I am starting on the hearts.
I am removing my marking lines as I go using a q-tip and water. Once all the quilting is done the entire quilt will be soaked in plain cold water to be sure that all the making ink comes out. The water-soluble markers (I am using a clover marker) work great but I find that spraying and dabbing does not get out all of the ink and small amounts will come back unless it is thoroughly rinsed with lost of cold water. (no soap!)
As a reminder here is the snowflake the quilt is based on.
I posted a progress picture of it on my Facebook page and as of now it has had over 11,000 views and I have had some inquiries about a pattern and instructions. I have not done patterns before but I am planning to do one for this. (after it is finished and I am sure it is the way I want it)
So I have a question for you. If you wanted to buy a pattern would you prefer a full-sized printed pattern with instructions or a downloadable PDF file?
I still have to finish the quilt and look into printing options and copyright info etc but I am thinking about it.
meanwhile I am also in the middle of 2 other quilts and have several others in progress as well so stay tuned for more.