This is the quilt that I recently worked on...I paper-pieced the blocks themselves-kind of a wonky log cabin. Then hand-appliqued (with silk thread) the wool onto the cotton block. Machine piecing and sashing. Then after layering the top/batting/back, I sashiko-d the blocks. That's when the Utility Quilt Stitch came in handy. I used Valdani #12 (in cream) to do the big-stitch around each of the wool appliques. And besides the calming effect, I really love the look!!!! I guess I usually do the Utility Stitch in straight lines. But in this project, I did the Utility Stitch AROUND each petal and bloom!
So, to all of my unfinished quilt-tops
sitting back on the shelf -
I just want to say -
"This chick does occasionally finish something!"
And for those who asked about the Hasselback Potatoes:
Yes, they were great!
Wait, you wanted the recipe, didn't you?