Modern Stupendous Stitching Quilt #2

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The stitches! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have some fun using embroidery and decorative stitches on your quilts.

What you will need

  • White on white cotton fabric
  • other commercial bright cotton fabrics
  • Valdani hand-dyed pearl cotton thread
  • Valdani hand dyed 35wt variegated thread
  • Aurifil #12wt thread
  • Sulky Rayon thread.

Q&A with Carol Ann Waugh

maggieloe asked:
How large is this?
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I think it measures about 30 x 30 now but who l=knows, I might make it bigger.
jfriel asked:
I like your idea but not sure I like the quilt. There is so much color in the border the stitching kinda fades away. The workmanship of course is beautiful.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Thanks. I quite agree. Sometimes things don't turn out exactly the way you want. I haven't finished this one yet because I'm still thinking about how to make it more successful.
Polarjo asked:
I've had an idea floating around in my head to use some stupendous stitching in a quilt,, but it's still just floating there with all the other projects I'd like to do. Did you do the stitching on one piece of fabric and then cut it up for the blocks? Or did you work each block separately?
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I did each block separately.
Polarjo asked:
Also, it doesn't look like you used any yarns or rat tail or other couching materials. Is that because you don't think it would hold up if this was a quilt that was actually used? Or was that just a design decision?
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I could have couched. Just wanted to mix it up a bit.
Ceppych asked:
Although both the border and the quilt-centre are individually beautiful, I don't feel they complement each other......but then who am I to judge?
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I agree with you. I've been thinking about how to make them work better together. I think the issue is that one part is so bold and the other delicate.

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