Coal Seam was started in a class with Luke Hanes last year during QuiltCon 2015 and was included in Gwen Marton's book, Free Range Triangle Quilts. When I shipped it to the publisher for photography I had only quilted the black lines.
As the QuiltCon 2016 submission deadline came up, I pulled this out to enter in the show but after looking at it again, thought it needed a bit more quilting in the background. So, I started adding some seed stitch quilting to the white.
When I started the stitching, I didn't carefully calculate how long the stitching would actually take.
Six weeks of steady stitching later, I finished the quilting on New Year's eve. Needless to say, it wasn't finished in time for QuiltCon submission. There's always next year, right?
I used Glide thread and am thrilled with the way the stitches shine, an effect that is very difficult to capture with the camera.
I enjoyed the process immensely and plan to add more hand stitching to future projects.