When I do machine quilting, I tend to put an inordinate amount of stitches in so it takes much longer than I think it should. Pair that up with the fact that this is the season which has more demands on one’s time than usual and the result is not as much progress as you might hope for! This piece requires a lot of thread color changes and I have to bury all of those ends as I go.
This shot of the fawn’s head shows that I will need to go back in and add some more quilting yet.
In response to Sarah’s wish to see more detail in the tree, here’s a shot of that area.
When I started to quilt the trunk and branches, I noticed that the offshoot branch had gotten larger at the top than at the bottom!¬† Apparently an error in the piecing of the top part as the drawing was not like that!¬† What to do?!¬† Once I find an error it must be corrected as it will only nag me until I do. I must admit I momentarily considered using a black pigma pen to darken the lower branch, but only momentarily.¬† I removed quilting stitches, opened the seam and inserted more fabric to thicken that area. Not perfect but much better now. Ideally, I should redo the top of the branch, but that is not going to happen!! There is a LOT of quilting here but this shot does not really show most of it.¬† I haven’t even started the sky area yet.¬† I find quilting skies to be quite difficult, needing to put in a lot of stitches to balance the work and still maintain a light airiness in that area.