More fun with Stitch

Now that my Washi blocks are all done and ready for trimming (anyone wanna come over and handle that for me?), I can get back to playing with my GOTS certified,organic Stitch by Betz White. Huzzah!!!

The top is done, and I got it basted last night…

thomas-knauer-sews-stitch-top

And now it is time to start tying this baby. This will be my first tied quilt, but it really seemed like the right response to Betz’s prints and the quilt design. Not that it couldn’t have been quilted a thousand fantastic ways, but I really want to play up a certain 70s nostalgia vibe with this quilt (who’d have thought I want to reference the 70s?), so tying just seemed to fit…

thomas-knauer-sews-stitch-tied

Just a few hundred more knots to tie. It would probably be easier if I went with embroidery thread (I do have a fabulous stash of gorgeous COSMO; you’ll start seeing some of that soon), but I really felt like some nice variegated cotton yarn would be just the right touch.

Anyway, time to get back to those knots. Thank goodness for needle-nose vice grips…

Hugs,
T

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7 Responses to More fun with Stitch

  1. 1
    TiffBlakey says:

    This just makes me suddenly desperate to get my hands on some Stitch. But I want your quilt pattern too. It’s perfect.

  2. 2

    I really like that fabric. And tying quilts reminds me of my Grandma. She always used yarn to tie her block quilts. 🙂

  3. 3
    Martha Heidt says:

    Tom, when we meet in person again I’ll show you a neat method of tacking a quilt that my late friend Mildred taught me. It makes and X on the top and a straight stitch on the back. Sometimes, though, the ties themselves add another spark to a comforter. I like to use variegated crochet thread for tying. It’s easier to work with than yarn and way less expensive than embroidery thread.

  4. 4
    betz White says:

    Beautiful! So glad you are having fun with Stitch!

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    Maggie Magee says:

    Like the quilt, Thomas–the fabrics and the way you are tying it.

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    Scott says:

    So funny that you are tying it with variegated yarn…my very first quilt was c.1977 and it was tied with …..yup…variegated yarn!!

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