I gave my machine a fair bit of TLC: cleaning, oiling, a new needle, and it is much happier. So Stargazing is now quilted!
There is one gap left in the negative space in the centre, as I decide what to do for the quilting there. I think as it is 12″ across, it will need quilting: or can I get away without it?
and the back shows off the contrasting thread (which is stitch-in-the-ditch around the larger stars):
I think that’s about the correct level of wrinkly I could expect.
Sewed the binding on this weekend. Now to hand stitch it all down…
And in honour of Fresh Sewing Day, a little mosaic from March. Slow but steady, this month…
1. Blanket stitch, 2. Finished name mini, 3. …sneakily, they grow, 4. once quilted, 5. sunset and perle cotton, 6. Back