I'm hand quilting this green and blue Buckeye Beauty with embroidery floss -- a scrappy combination of greens and blues, just like the fabric in the quilt. My floss box is overflowing with skeins bought through the years and left unused. Why not put some of it into a quilt!
But now with a longer needle and bigger thread it seems just as impossible to make long, even stitches.
I'm outlining the triangles a quarter inch (more or less) from their edges and stitching diagonally across the small squares.
About quilting with embroidery floss: a needle with three strands does not pull through as easily as I thought it would. And it tends to tangle toward the end. I'm not ready to judge against it yet, though. Maybe I need to knot the other end.... I thought about waxing it but then wondered about getting beeswax on the fabric and whether that would spread and/or stain. I also thought about using two strands instead of three but since I've been using three, I'll continue with three for this quilt. I'll write more about hand quilting with floss when I've had more experience with it.
I finished cutting triangles and squares for 32 more red Buckeye Beauty blocks.
I've sewn the first seam in the squares and triangles on about half the blocks. Sew, press, pin, stitch, press again and they'll all get done. I'm looking forward to laying them out to see what a red/pink/coral/burgundy/rose quilt will look like.
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> Let's Bee Social #164 at Sew Fresh Quilts
> WOW at Esther's Blog
> Midweek Makers #59 at Quilt Fabrication
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
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