Aurifil Artisan Challenge #4 | Hand Quilting

It’s time for another Aurifil Artisan challenge; this is my final one for 2020 but don’t worry, there will be more next year.

I’m no stranger to hand quilting (although I used to be as I avoided pretty much all hand sewing up until a couple of years ago!) but I most often use it to highlight or border aspects of a project. For this Artisan challenge I decided to use hand quilting in a slightly different way…well not a totally different way, it’s more that I’ve used it in more ways.

I used one block from my Everlasting Star quilt pattern to make a new Christmas cushion. And I used the hand quilting in three different ways (and in five different colours!):

  1. highlighting the outline of one of the stars
  2. sewing over some of the fabric design details in the centre block
  3. dense quilting on the background sections to add texture

For this challenge I used Aurifil cotton 12wt in black (2692), pine (2892), medium mint (2835), light delft blue (2720) and lobster red (2265).

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