Monday, February 2, 2015


I decided to quit torturing myself with the perle cotton, and go back to what I really wanted on this quilt, which is gentle arcs. Just plain old hand quilting with my favorite YLI hand quilting thread.

What I like about this motif is its an easy all-over pattern that doesn't clash with the design of the blocks.

You can go over virtually any block design without detracting from the design itself, ideal for a sampler such as this. To my eye, the arc adds a gentle symmetry, and softness of the curve balances the geometry of the piecing.

Its slow work, but its not a huge quilt, and its pretty mindless ... meditative, really ...  so enjoyable and relaxing.