In trying to make room in my cabinets for piles on the floor, I found this sort of completed quilt. It's from my Jinny Beyer/batik period, probably 2012-ish. Jinny Beyer is a genius with texture, color, and light; I have learned much from her. But then I get cheap about buying kits for patterns. So this quilt is her pattern but from my stash. And I love it. But as I was quilting it, frustration set in. Let me sing this quilt's praises but also point out its issues and what I intend to do.
|But since I quit stippling, this quilt still needed quilting. So I got out my No 5 Milliner's needles and my No 8 Perle cotton|
|The stippling and machine quilting look great from the front.|
|But look at the back. I don't mind the stippling but the tension for my straight-line quilting was obviously off.|
|So the stippling and hand stitched will live side by side.|
|Should I take out these icky stitches or just call it finished? All I know is that its out of the cabinet and looking for an owner.|