Monday, June 15, 2015

Spontaneous Squares

I am pretty happy with out my squares turned out. (It looks even better in person when not taken in dim light with a cell phone camera).  What a fun way to use up old leftovers and the orphan fabrics that you don't recall really how they ended up in the stash. Scraps beget scraps, so I do have a plan to use up some of the 6" long strips for a rainbow quilt.

I have been collecting thread and needles for a while for the Big Stitch quilt.  The needles on the right were actually given to me by Pepper Cory (name dropper) at Quilt Market several years ago when I got to go as a guest (coolest vacation ever). I collected the pearl cotton on a shop hop from shops that didn't have fabric I found interesting.

I started out by stitching some lines about 1/2" apart.

I think it was Tim Lattimer who pointed out that this approach should be called "big thread" not  "big stitch".  I have been keeping the stitching 1/2 to 3/4" apart.  I can't actually make the stitches "big" but they are proportional to the thread and I think the outcome will be great after washing.


cajunquilter said...

What a great quilt! Can't wait to see it finished.

Nanna said...

love the way you've got the strips going, makes for an interesting pattern, it's going to be beautiful!


Amy said...

Love this one! When I finish my hand quilting project (almost on the borders), the next one in the queue is going to use big stitching. Thanks for the spacing tip on this technique.