Yesterday I wrote about not being afraid to make mistakes or try something new. Today I made a mistake. I started the hand quilting on the Alphabet quit top.
I recently bought a baptist fan stencil that I wanted to try. I ordered it on line and when I got it I knew it was not right for me. I never use stencils so I am not even sure why I bought it. The arcs are too small for my liking but I felt like I should use it since I bought it so I started to mark the top and hating it even more the more I marked. I should not have talked myself into using it. The mistake here was ignoring my own judgment. I made myself stop after marking about 1/2 of the top.
The lesson here is to trust you instincts. In the end it saves a lot of time and effort.
Instead of re marking I just basted the layers together and got it in the hoop. I am hand quilting big circles….following the size of the hoop and working in to the center .
You can see the quilting better on the back
You will notice that it is not perfect…..just doing it by eye. I like it 🙂 it feels right to me and that is what is important.
I am just quilting over the marking I did and ignoring it…I’ll wash it out when the quilting is finished
Here are some more pictures (click picture to enlarge)
Happy New Year and Happy Quilting