Chris,I also love to do hand quilting, but the way I see it, if you’re going to do this work by hand, you sluohd be able to see it clearly. I love to do big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton, #8. The colors are vibrant, and the quilting adds a lot of dimension and texture to your quilt. I like to combine the hand quilting with machine quilting and embellishment. The mixture of techniques really makes your quilt so interesting and appealing.