Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perle Cotton Extravaganza

Recently I have been a little obsessed with hand quilting.  Or really the idea of hand quilting.

I have not hand quilted anything before, but really like the look of hand quilting echoing a block.  I like the uneven, wide stitches.  They make me happy.

I need to just dive in and give it a go.  Susan has been kind enough to give me Hand Quilting 101 lessons via email, so I am feeling more confident.  Confident enough to have a little shopping spree.  I picked up this bunch of delicious colors as a package deal and couldn't be happier.  Isn't this a nice little punch of color for your sewing space?  I love it!

Now I just have to give it a go....


24 comments:

Fabraholic said...

Delicious colors. Have fun!

susan said...

Off you go then. Can't wait to see your first project.

Judith, Belfast said...

Those colours are so yummy! Have fun! Jxo

Janine said...

Lovely colours - can't wait to see them in quilts:)

cheeky monkey said...

They are so lovely! As soon as you are confident .. can you give me a lesson? I always wanted to sit together and do some crafting and chatting ... and than you can have a cup of coffe with your lovely new mug rug and an Austrian cake :) Doesn't that sound good?

Jessie said...

They are lovely!

WandaFish said...

Ha ha, I have a similar obsession! Gorgeous threads, can't wait to see your first attempt :)

Patchwork and Play said...

That bundle should keep you going for some time! I am sure you will enjoy the hand quilting!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Pretty pretty pretty!

Nicky said...

Yum yum! Where did you get yours from Cindy!

Just go to Mary @ Molly Flanders for inspiration - she is brilliant! You won't be able to stop when you get started and then you can forget all the FMQ! Hehe!

Lynne said...

A lovely colourful collection indeed. Can't wait to see what you get up to!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Yummy! I'm planning on hand quilting for the first time this year too :)
Can we have a step by step of how you get on??! I need tops to help me learn :)

Jennifer said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! haha I just got some perle cottons in as well.. now, i need to find the motivate to get going! ugh. winter weather puts a damper on motivation

Ray and Jeanne said...

Gorgeous thread! Have fun - I hope you enjoy hand quilting as much as I do ~Jeanne

Needled Mom said...

It will be fun!!!! Love the colors!

Katy Cameron said...

'Little' shopping spree did you say? ;o) Looking forward to seeing where it all ends up!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

Oh just stop right there...you have done all the fun bits...why ruin it?

Oh I crack myself up!

Colby said...

Once you start you'll always want the look, it just adds so much and is so much more personal. Every quilt I make starts out with the vision of hand quilting but I only have time for the really special ones.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Yummy! Have fun!

Catherine said...

i love all your colours. I much prefer hand quilting to fmq, its much more relaxing!

Lynz said...

Yep, on you go, if I can do it anyone can!! That is a VERY pretty bowl, I agree!!

Allison said...

what great colors! I can't wait to see what you do with these :)

Flying Blind... said...

Yep, keep them in a bowl, that's what I'd do!

Sarah said...

LOL Big wide uneven stitches... you've been looking at my handstitching havent you!

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