Saturday, October 6, 2012
Blue Damn Rube
I'm quite pleased with the texture on this quilt. The stitching is about 1/2" apart, using the lines from the crazy pieced squares as a starting line and connecting randomly from one block to the next. The light blue was an unwashed Kona and the backing was an unwashed new Ikea sheet. The batting is a bamboo/cotton blend. The thread 100% cotton. By washing in hot water and drying on high, there's a lovely little bit of shrinkage that gives a nice pucker.
This quilt was my final attempt to use up blue scraps.
Which is what I thought when I did this quilt.
And this one.
But now I'm really done.
And even though I know I don't need 99 stitches, I look forward to trying some of them for variations of straight line quilting.
Next project will be some FMQ using the new machine.