I finished the binding on my Blue and Orange Square quilt last night. Looks pretty hot from this angle hey?
But not so hot when straight on and the artiness of a fancy angle can't hide the flaws I see. The drag down in the middle row, ekkk! The suggestion of going down and then rotating the quilt for the next line to go down in the opposite direction, for me, that just didn't work. Most of the quilting here is sewing down to the bottom, few reverse stitches, snip, then taking the quilt back up to the top, sewing down to the bottom, repeat, repeat, repeat! If I had gone for a good old boring stipple I would have been in love with this but I thought straight stitching would be so easy. Next time I try it I won't go for white sashing where it looks so obvious! Increasing my stitch length to 3.5 from 3 did help though and also supporting the quilt more instead of letting it drap, that also helped. Thank you for those wise comments blog readers!
These were two of my favourite blocks.... Well now to turn my attention back to my swirling quilting that I haven't touched since here.