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After viewing some hand quilting I realized that hand quilting can be it's own pattern. i know, this might not be a big revelation, but it made me curious enough to try.
So, I took some variegated flosses and went to town.
One callous on my thumb later and voila!
...and a black and white print for the back. I sketched out a few arcs and sewed sewed sewed. And sewed. And sewed. I didn't think I would ever finish!
Finally I felt it was good to go. While hardly a favorite technique the almost primative look of the imperfect stitching in a high volume is interesting. It also has a fabulous texture.
I decided to try again, even after the pain of the first. I again used a variegated floss in blues and this time added a spin with a pieced block.
For the back I chose this sweet floral print. With this kind of stitching it feels like a southern summer, simple and sweet.