I ordered a few charm square packs from Hancock's a while back, and the other day I whipped up a doll's quilt out of the Kona Primary Colour squares. I used the "liberated" style of piecing described by Gwen Marston in her book Liberated Quiltmaking. I love this style and I think it really suits the solids.
I've machine quilted in the ditch, and for the first time ever, I am going to try some hand quilting!
This is my first attempt. I have used Perle cotton, size 8 and done some large stitching. But I don't like it. I think I am going to need to draw the quilting lines on the fabric first, so the stitches stay parallel to the seams. Also, I'm not sure I like this quilting pattern. I think maybe some straight line quilting might look better with the liberated piecing. Gwen Marston uses a combination of straight line quilting and liberated quilting in her work, and I think I like the straight line quilting better.
Any suggestions? I was thinking of maybe just using a diagonal lattice pattern.
Look at this box of goodies!
I ordered these Perle cotton (size 8) from ThreadArt over the internet. They were VERY reasonably priced. I think with postage from America, it cost about AU$40. I can't wait to try them all!