By Tim Latimer
I finished up another quilt last night. This was a vintage quilt top from the 70's that I fixed and hand quilted.
The quilting is at about 5 stitches per inch using black crochet thread and a very large eyed embroidery needle. It was very difficult to get comfortable making such large stitches!
I used a cotton batting and a peach backing. Here is a look at the back.
It's finished size is 71" X 84"
I don't know if I will ever used crochet thread for hand quilting again, I found that it frays and breaks. I did not have that trouble hand quilting with perle cotton. Perle cotton is a lot more money but I think it is worth it.