#1- I learned to blanket stitch as each of these little doggies has been blanket stitched to Muslin.
#2- I don't like metallic thread. I started using it and won't do that again, I just didn't like it at all...some might like it, I am not experienced enough to like it!
#3-I learned the smaller the sharp quilting needle I use, the better the handquilted stitches around the dogs looked. Each of these after the blanket stitches are hand quilted.
#4-The smaller the sharp, the easier they are to bend or break!
#5- I really need a quilting frame or a very large embroidery hoop for these projects!
Saturday, I decided I wanted to put an outer hand quilted border on, so I used my water soluable quilt marking pen (the blue) and traced a vine and leaf pattern. You can see it here, however the green thread I used didn't show up very well.