I’m so happy with myself, I can’t stop smiling! I finished the quilting on the red tree workshop quilt. I took some pictures before washing it, though, because I think there is some potential for bad things happening.
Let me tell you what I mean.
Quilting from the back worked very well. You can really tell that it’s a tree, with some grasses on the sides and a few roots below.
Here’s a detail.
Of course, not so much from the front, which is exactly what I expected.
A bit better in the red border.
And I really want to show you how serious I am about those chalk lines being guidelines.
You can see that there is no need to follow them exactly, as long as you are filling the area with what you had intended.
So here’s where the problems may occur…it’s not quilted evenly throughout, which will make for some waviness in the borders. It’s not quilted within an inch of it’s life, which will make for some unexpected puffiness in spots. The backing is dyed, and though I believe is was well washed, there is the potential for some bleeding.
And with that potential, I don’t even care if ALL the bad things happen. I like this little piece much more than I did when I started it in the workshop and I’m happy that I pushed through to finish it, rather than set it aside!
And, I have to be careful not to injure myself patting myself on the back!