I’ve got a big job in front of me, I’m sorry to say. Unpicking a whole lot of machine quilting. THe quilt is about half quilted by now. I don’t like the way it looks, and I’m sure that if I keep going, I’ll hate it even more. So I’ve started unpicking all my hard work.
The problem is, I’ve been using a variegated thread in Christmas colours of red, green and cream in the alternate pieced blocks. The colours show up every swirl and loop which isn’t as nice and smooth as it should be, jumps out and hits me in the eye. I’ve done a trial block using cream thread and the quilting blends in without being so intrusive. So that’s what I’m going to do – unpick all the coloured thread and re-quilt using cream thread. I’ll be much happier with the final result, I’m sure. Wish me luck on my epic job!