Here it goes...did do this the whole day yesterday.You can see the compaction that the microstippling produced...this worried me a bit
|Sewn in spine guide|
|Design in pink thread|
|Splays gold thread|
|A bit closer|
This design is stitched from the bottom up and involves a fair bit of backtracking. Good thing I love doing that...always a bit of a personal challenge to try to go back in the same holes that you stitched before. Manage this by now about 50% of the time. However, the design is a bit tricky because at my machine the visibility ahead is a bit poor at times. Last time I did this I ended up with sometimes two, and sometimes three plumes because I could not estimate the space ahead. Worked hard this time to avoid this.
|The completed design|
|What do you think?|
|And then there is the back|
I actually think I should start showing my quilts from the back...just love the look of this.
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