Does machine quilting r-e-a-l-l-y slow count as "slow stitching" ?
I had originally intended to machine quilt the above quilt using an "all over" design, similar to this one below:
About 3/4 of the way through I had to admit it just did not look good. I believe it was a combination of the small size of the blocks (6") the variety of colors and patterns, and the wrong color of thread. I ripped it all out.
Starting over, I decided to stick with what I knew would work, and proceeded to quilt in the ditch, first down the seam between the rows, then on the diagonal between the blocks.
I'm literally stitching at a rate of about 60 stitches per minute. That's one stitch per second. My Janome does this beautifully, btw.
That accomplished, I am now proceeding to hand quilt in the blocks, and on the zig-zag "sashing".
I'm linking up with Kathy's "Slow Stitching Sunday" where you can see what all the other "slow stitchers" are up to today. Check it out!
ps I would sure love to hear any tips anyone might have on quilting with perle cotton!