Quilting begins on the “fruit salad”

I started hand quilting the “fruit salad” quilt that I pieced a few weeks ago (here is the post about piecing it https://timquilts.com/2014/04/12/ )


I am using #8 perle cotton thread, and a Fons & Porter Utility quilting needle …which is actually just a size 5 embroidery needle in a different package) but they are good quality and sharp.

For the strippy blocks I am quilting straight lines….all the orange space I have yet to decide on a pattern, but I will know when I get there 😉

I don’t think it will be an elaborate quilting design, the top is really busy enough on its own, so it should be a relatively fast finish.

If the weather is good I plan to get some gardening done in the next few days!

for now Happy Quilting


9 thoughts on “Quilting begins on the “fruit salad”

  1. katechiconi says:

    All that lovely orange to quilt in! Given the name of the quilt, surely you could squeeze in a fruit or two…?

  2. helen says:

    Ah, I can well see the thread on the pictures, gives a good idea ! But your stitches still seem very small and not “utility”! 😮
    Thank you again for your help concerning quilting thread and perle cotton!
    With this fabric under my eyes and in hands I surely would need a bowl of fresh fruit beside! Makes watering the mouth! 🙂
    Best wishes!

    • timquilts says:

      I do think I need to get some fruit to eat as I work on this!….
      I just measured so you can get an idea there are 6 stitches per inch on this, so they aren’t all that small

  3. Pat Long says:

    I love it and the colors are spectacular!

  4. Brendan says:

    Looks like a really colourful quilt – I think it would be awesome for a holiday home or over summer!


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