I tried cross stitching a long time ago and it never really clicked with me but I know there are oodles of people who love to cross stitch. Kits with pre-printed cross stitch patterns are also popular and this quilt I recently did for a customer was one that had been finished quite some time ago but never quilted.
Typically these preprinted kits have a blue mark showing where to hand quilt the top. Unfortunately, in my experience, those blue lines don’t come out.
Also, those quilting lines don’t translate to machine quilting. Instead, I’ve found a nice edge to edge pattern with a skinny thread works nicely over the cross stitch.
The thread used for the cross stitch motifs is very thick so a skinny quilting thread isn’t even noticeable as it scoots over the cross stitch area.
This quilt featured all different birds with a simple swag in the outside border. My customer chose the Funky Fleur De Lis panto which is a perfect fit for Louisvillians. Our city symbol is the Fleur de Lis so this panto is very popular here!