Yes, I'm hand quilting again. I had absolutely no intention of hand quilting this baby. I mean, this quilt has a deadline. BUT, I made just a teeny little mistake, just a small oversight. One of those blonde moments that I have when I haven't had a certain problem for, say... 6 months, I then forget that this problem exists, and go on my merry way, and bumble right into this mistake again. So I'm hand quilting!
Explanation? Yes. Here it is. When the top of your quilt is predominantly white or very light colored, DON'T use black or a really dark color as a backing fabric! I mean, you can if you want, but getting your machine quilting to look nice on both sides? Tricky! Hairpulling! No fun at all!
So I realized this too late, but I didn't want to unbaste the whole thing and make a new backing, so we're going with the flow. Besides, I really do love the contrast of the blackish backing and the white and scrappy sort of vintagey looking front. And then hand quilted with a yellowy orange perle cotton? Yumm!!
I'll be showing you the full quilt soon, together with a tutorial...