Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Cozy | Stitching

After making the center layer, and all the basting and marking, it was finally time to start stitching on my Cozy quilt! Size 8 perle cotton was suggested, so I went ahead and chose a palette of threads I thought would go with my Cozy fabrics. Below is my first selection, though I have since added two different grays, and have yet to use the solid black and the dark green. I'm kind of choosing colors as I go.

I began stitching in the center, and am slowly working my way out to the edges.

Here's a closer-up view below! As you can see, I'm choosing to go with the 'tails on the front' method of beginning and ending my stitching around each shape. I've never ever done that, so this seemed the perfect project for it. Plus it's easy, though I do take the time to carefully trim the thread tails to 3/4".

I'm trying to stitch for an hour or two every evening, so it's going to take me a while! I'm still debating on when to start cutting away the excess fabric on my quilt front. On one hand, I'm not intentionally waiting until the stitching is done, but so far, the stitching has been enough. Just taking one day at a time.

Past Stitch Club posts, for reference:

Original Stitch Club - November 2020
Mini Series Sew Along - November 2022


  1. Does it need to lay flat while you stitch around it, or can you hold it in your lap? This looks like fun. I opted not to join in, so I'll learn from you :-)

  2. I admire how regular are your stitches and your 3/4"! Looks very nice! Looking forward to see how it turns after cutting. I'll be patient ;-) Enjoy the process every evening!

    1. Oh you are very kind! ;-) Thank you. I still don't know when I'm going to cut! But I'm sure it won't be too long.

  3. What an interesting project; thanks for the update! I think you have a lot of self control to not be cutting out the shapes yet, but given how much you have to manipulate the sandwich while you stitch, that may be a very wise choice!