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Monday, March 12, 2012

Border 3 completed

How is everyone doing? I bet the Southern Hemisphere people are looking forward to some long winter afternoons doing some stitching - I know I am.

I finished my 3rd border section. Each one gets harder and harder to finish so I'm glad to only have one more to go.

I'm looking forward to
the time when I can sew the sections together and start quilting it. I'm thinking to do utility stitching with Finca Perle Cotton 8. Multiple colors in a free-form floral design of some sort? Then again.....with all the embroidery and wild colors, my quilting won't really show that much so would I be better off to do a simple overall machine quilted design? What are your thoughts on the quilting of the Vignette?


  1. I can't think about the quilting now !!!! or my head will explode !
    I'm starting to stitch the blocks 2 and 3...
    It couldn't be as much quilted as ?????????

  2. Not going to think about the quilting yet! I'm like Flo, I think my head would explode :o) I have a large pile of pretty thread scraps here as I am trying to get some stitching done but like you it feels like it is taking forever and I am getting no where.

  3. I haven't thought about the quilting yet. I just want to get the embroidery done!!! I just started my FIRST border. I wish I stitched faster. I love the colors you have used.

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  5. Looks beautiful, you are getting close!

  6. This looks amazing! So colourful! I have started seeing the Finca Pearl thread around but am curious to know what Utility stitching is? Happy Stitching, Susie

  7. Wow1 I think is going to look wonderful once you finish it, I love all the colors you chose.
    Laura :0)

  8. Thanks everyone. I must admit - my fabric selection is starting to grow on me. I'm actually using the left over bits in my leader/ender project of bow tie blocks.

    Marlynne - I'll stop by!

    Susie - utility stitching....also sometimes called Big Stitching I think. It's where you use a thicker thread and longer stitches than you would with typical hand quilting.

    Has anyone used the size 12 Finca pearl thread?