Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2

November 17, 2020

Since I showed you my plans last week, I have changed them as I just suddenly had a clearer vision of what I wanted to do.

I've started again, with a slightly different vibe.

I found my stitches evolving, and started to learn what I did and didn't like. I have kept the first project, and hope to come back to it.

Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - second fabric pull

I just felt like using a more muted colour palette, and after putting together this group of fabrics, I felt much more comfortable!

I layered the fabrics again, backed some of the lighter ones so there was no shadowing, and once again glued down what I could.

I left all the edges raw this time, except for the circles, which I did turn under.

Liberty is a fine enough weave to handle it, and there hasn't been much fraying at all.

Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - quilting with crochet cotton
Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - crochet cotton

And I thought I'd share this crochet cotton that I'm also using as one of my quilting cottons.

I spied it in Spotlight this week, and thought the colours were just perfect. I was very disappointed in the DMC range that they had, so thought this was worth a try.

It works fine, even if the sheen is a little flatter.

What do you think? Have you ever tried to hand quilt with crochet cotton?

I browsed the net looking for wider colour ranges, and eventually found this range on ebay.

Fantastic value!

I've ordered a few balls, and will report on what it's like when it arrives.

Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - silicone thimble

And this little silicone thimble is saving my fingers.

It's another cheap product that I picked for a few dollars from my local quilt shop. I'd ultimately prefer a leather Clover one, but while I'm saving up, this works just fine.

So what do you think of this texture?? I couldn't be more pleased...I really love the pops of black stitching too.

Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - developing texture
Liberty Society Kantha Stitch Along - Part 2 - developing texture

My stitches are all varying lengths, and I like the haphazardness of this.

I've put several spaced rows through to hold things down, and then the rows will be 0.25" apart.

Hello lovely!

I'm Ali Phillips

So glad you stopped by for a read! My passion is to help you organise your favourite sewing space so you can stress less and sew more.

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