Our Boutis Challenge...My Progress!

I'm finally "back in the saddle" again and able to start quilting.  Boy does it feel good!!!  My first priority was to get back on our boutis challenge and I'm excited to share some great progress this week!

Since this fragile linen is so wiggly I wanted to make sure my straight lines stayed straight so I stitched these first with my piecing foot.  I'm using #100 Kimono Silk and a Microtex Sharp 60/10 needle and also used Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting.  

I really should have taken more photos as I went along but I was enjoying the quilting so much I didn't want to stop.  I am LOVING how this is turning out!  

I will be adding beadwork in the drawnthread work lace sections to hold them down so they won't be so poofy.

 I was pretty concerned about quilting the complicated corners but these have actually been very easy!  It's all continuous line, I can travel and it's very forgiving.  I'm also showing how I'm going to add a small lace trim to the raw edge of the linen after the corner quilting is done.

So far so good! Feels good to be back!  Hugs, Cindy 


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3 comments


  • Beautiful…good to see you are back to some quiet time for yourself. This looks fantastic. I particularly like the bits with the lace. I have got a little tablecloth that would lend itself to this, but not sure I have the confidence to try this. I might have to watch your Craftsy class again.

    Karin on

  • After all you have done this past time, I am so pleased you have been able to start on quilting again.

    Jan on

  • This is so yummy. I can’t wait to see it finished! I so wish we could have stitched together but then “horrible things” got in the way. The whole time I was working on my traditional boutis I was thinking of those hurt. It really was my therapy at the time.

    Karen on

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