I used a machine that had an automatic thread cutter when I was quilting my last piece. So, so easy to just push that button and have the thread cut.
However, that leaves short threads to start the next spot. DO NOT try to back stitch when starting the next spot, particularly in the middle of a section. This is what you get, and these pictures are after some of the thread piles have been trimmed!
It’s real messy on the back of this piece and this, combined with all the stops and starts from the thread breakage, make this a technically baaaaaad piece of work. But visually, I still really like it and you don’t see the back when it’s hanging on the wall. I believe it will be staying in my ‘personal collection’ and there may be another version in the future…without all the technical problems!
Doesn’t look too bad laying on the grass, does it?