Friday, November 20, 2020

TGIFF - Book Club QAL

Earlier this year, I participated in the Book Club QAL hosted by Patty @ Elm Street Quilts and Kristin @ Simple Handmade Everyday   As usual, I put the quilt top aside to be quilted later.  😀

The quilt top is all hand pieced, so I wanted to do big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton.

I used orange thread to quilt inside all the orange fabrics and blue inside the blue fabrics.  Unfortunately, the blue blended a bit too well.  I stitched straight lines in white thread in the sashing and borders.

Here's a closeup of the stitching.

I used Wonderfil #8 perle cotton for the quilting and to hand stitch the binding.

So glad to cross another UFO off the list.  

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Storied Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 


  1. Lovely quilt. I love the orange and blue fabrics. The big stitch quilting was a cool idea.

  2. It's spectacular! Wonderful finish.

  3. Love this with the orange and blue! Beautiful Anja!

  4. Absolutely lovely! Hand-piecing is my preferred way to piece.


  5. I love this quilt Anja! The colours and graphic nature of the quilt are just perfect!

  6. Hand pieced???? Anja, are you completely crazy???? (I loath sewing by hand ... that's why I just can't relate! :-)
    You have done a wonderful job with this quilt. I LOVE the large stitches ... it looks pretty great!
    Congratulations on a UFO finish! :-)

  7. OOOH what a great finish. Handpiecing isn't my cup of tea. But I'm thinking of doing one of my quilt tops using big stitch. I haven't put too much thought into because I have another hand quilting project going (or not going since it is from the early 2000s.) It looks great. I think blues are so dark you would have had to pick something many shades lighter to get it to show at all.

  8. Wow, you aren't kidding that the blue thread blends in really well. It was hard to pick out even in the detail photo! Your hand work skills are looking beautiful. :)

  9. Beautiful!!! Orange and blue are such a great combination!

  10. WOW!!! Your hand quilting is so neat. Love it.

  11. This is absolutely a work of love, patience and talent. I hope you have a special place to display it.

  12. That is a gorgeous, gorgeous finish Anja! Your hand quilting is soooo good!


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