I thought I would check in today and give you an update on my sampler quilt, you may have read my previous post where I was in a bit of a quandary as to whether I would hand or machine quilt it? Well, the the results came back from you all that I should hand quilt it, and that I did!
I'm enjoying the process so far and I really like the effect, definitely made the best choice! I'm using an Aurifil embroidery floss in a neutral colour that I got free in my Fat Quarterly retreat goodie bag :)
Just recently I received stock of some great quilting stencils, they are plastic templates with designs cut into them that you can just draw around and then stitch over the top! You can use them for hand or machine quilting, so for this project I've picked out a couple of traditional floral designs and been stitching these into some random blocks along with some straight line stitching to mix things up. You can purchase these in my shop here! I would also thoroughly recommend the use of a quilting hoop, this really has been a life saver and helped me to keep my stitches even. The stitching above was my first block :| it's amazing how quickly you can improve after a little practice!
I'm really excited to get this finished and up on the wall, it's going to be perfect for Autumn :) Hope you're all having an enjoyable week. xo