Anyway - Milly's Quilt. The call came Friday night that baby was on the way, (over a week early of course) so I spent a panicked Saturday furiously working at getting this quilt finished. I'd chosen a plain-ish backing and I couldn't resist marking and quilting from the back, the front of the quilt having such busy fabrics.
Besides, the squares made by the ditch stitching was too hard to resist - so much easier to see!
The quilting is really hard to see from the front - honestly, I don't know why I bother, with such busy fabrics perhaps it's better to just concentrate on texture rather than design for the quilting.
Personally, I think the quilt looks better from the back - pretty pink polka dots and the quilting can be seen.
I'm off to the mainland on Wed to say hello to Milly and give the new mum a hand. It would have been nice to have Bryce's quilt finished as well, but I'm not going to try. Rush jobs are rarely as nice and it's a pity really - the borders on Milly's quilt are rather wonky (by that time I was tired and just wanted to finish).
I'll be gone from the sewing room for a while - it's hand pieced hexy's till I get back to Tasmania.