The More You Stitch, the Better You Feel

decquilt10I must admit I didn’t want to spend the time adding hand embroidery this little quilt. It seemed so ordinary, so plain.


Whimsy Lane #7 by Laura Wasilowski

But once I got started, it was hard to stop! It proved to be a great canvas for trying out some new stitch ideas.┬áHere’s what I discovered. You can use the blanket stitch for field rows. The Herringbone stitch makes for interesting texture in the fields too. And crisscrossing straight stitches on the tree trunk creates a plaid pattern. It is amazing what a difference a stitch makes.

10 thoughts on “The More You Stitch, the Better You Feel

  1. Laura, I beg to differ with you. I haven’t seen ANY boring quilts you have done with or without embroidery embellishments. While I appreciate the stitching and seeing how it changes the quilt, your color selections make each piece wonderful to look at.

    With all these little quilts, how do you store your finished pieces? Are most of them backed with timtex and a hanger loop or just fabric with a rod pocket?

    • Hi Janet,
      Thank you so much!
      I store the finished quilts in clear plastic bags from
      That way I can bring them with me on teaching trips and people can see them up close and they are protected.

      Most have a hanging pocket or a small loop on the back for hanging. It all depends on the design.

  2. It is amazing how the stitching makes the quilt come alive, somewhat like that monster stalking over the hill!

  3. Laura your quilt is fabulous! I love all the stitches you added and I whole-heartedly agree with the title of your post! Have a lovely week! Christine

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