I am using a 3/4 inch crosshatch on Simple but Not! This quilt is very simple in design. Just large pumpkin seed shapes made up of scraps of fabric They are appliqued on top of a solid background. I am adding feathers around the applique to accent it, and tying it all together with the crosshatching.
A couple of years ago I really concentrated on what type of quilts I wanted to make. I found that I was always drawn to the process of applique. I am so happy I followed my heart. I love using colored backgrounds and having negative space to fill with hand quilting. That balance of hand quilting and design is crucial for me. I have never been one to use a lot of busy prints and I find when I do I turn to big stitch to achieve the balance that is so important to me. Do you find yourself making the same category of quilt?
So today I will be linking up with Kathy and adding a few more slow stitches to Simple but Not!