Sunday, 8 July 2018

slow stitching on a Sunday

This is one quilt that had a mind of it's own all. the. way. I started out with one single thought - that I wanted a piece of bold floral in the middle, and would work outwards from there. I made it up as I went along, hoping each additional border went on ok. And, in the end it all went well according to NO plan! That's improv I guess, yes?

A little while ago I had this quilt machine quilted by Sandy Mayo in an all-over floral pattern. The centre block is a lovely 'Outback Wife' fabric and as I was adding on the binding this afternoon . . .

. . . I suddenly remembered that I was going to add a little extra something to the centre. So for my 'slow stitching' today, I gave Kantha style stitching a go, the simplest stitch in the book! It's a bit hard to capture in a photo but here's a few pics to give you an idea of the texture. 

I came across this comment recently from here -
"Modern quilting is NOT just about clean lines, solid fabrics and negative space! 
It also embraces gorgeous modern prints and is a mindset which embraces ancient arts 
such as #kanthastitching with modern fabrics!" 

Not sure what the thinking is about the 'modern' debate these days
. . . I just make what I love making, and I have to say, I'm hooked on kantha stitching
Linking up with 'slow Sunday stitching' here at kathysquilts


  1. I love Kantha stitching and the dramatic floral centre of the quilt is perfect for this method. Thanks for the link to the group on Instagram, very interesting and I'm off to have a peek.

  2. The kantha sitting really adds dimension to the flowers. Love it and I should try it.

  3. that stitch goes so well on your flowers and it is nice to add some hand stitching to your quilt

  4. What a fascinating quilt. I love the fabric you have chosen for the binding. The kantha stitching really gives the quilt another layer of interest. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a great addition to your quilt!

  6. Another lovely finish.......Interesting thoughts of modern quilting.

  7. Your Kantha stitching is so fun to look at, Linda! It looks like it adds some beautiful texture to your quilt. I love big stitch quilting - will have to investigate Kantha stitching more and give it a try!

  8. What a wonderful idea to add interest and texture!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!


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