My ode to Dr. Seuss for the day.
I like the wonky stars. I love what I did with the back. But, the quilting is only okay. It turned out better than I thought it would. I did not like the process of quilting it, though. It was a pain.
Wanting to try something other than my traditional stippling, I decided to echo quilt around each of the wonky stars. That made for a lot of turning, every four inches or so. After the first star, I decided I needed to draw lines, which helped immensely. Because the stars are wonky, I only echo quilted once. I then stitched in the ditch each center square. I also quilted a square in between each star. I gave up on pulling the thread to the top, so there are a few ends that created small bird's nests on the bottom.
I enjoyed trying something different than stippling. However, I love the effect of stippling, so that will remain my go-to quilting method. Would I echo quilt again? Yes, but probably something smaller, both in final product and in what I'm echoing. Would I stitch in the ditch again? Probably not. It's too messy and in-exact.
The quilting is done and the binding is sewn onto the front. I just need to hand stitch it down, wash it, and it's ready to go. Hopefully sometime this week!