I have not made a lot of progress on the Christmas Tablecloth quilt, (sometimes your real job gets in the way), but I have some pictures and some Big Stitch thoughts.
When I went to the store to buy thread for this one I made the mistake of getting #5 white perle cotton. I prefer #8, which I what I am using for the red. What is the difference? the fatter the thread the harder it is to quilt with. One of the reasons that I don’t have more of this finished is that the white thread is slowing me down I can only pull through one stitch at a time with the white #5 thread…I can do about 4 stitches with the red #8 see the comparison in these pictures
So working on the white thread in the red border is very time-consuming and it is real work on the hands!
but it looks pretty!
Here are a few more pictures. (click to enlarge)