First of all Tamzin's quilt. I hand quilted "alway"s in the ditch, then stem stitched "love" to the left of it. (You can see where I had started in the photo link). The whole quilt puckered up and could not be smoothed out. Desperate attempts to try and sort it out without unpicking everything, but it was not to be. So spent most of Saturday unpicking it all - hurrrumph!
I know the "official line" for quilting is "start from the centre and work outwards", but a word of warning. If you hand quilt Tonya's Fantabulous Fans (which I do on most of my quilts), then start from one of the corners (I prefer bottom right) and work upwards (or downwards) and outwards.
If you start from the middle, even stitching the ditch, it won't work. Well that's the conclusion I've come to anyway.
November is the time for pruning trees and shrubs. The weather has been so bad - either pouring with rain or freezing brrrrrrrrrrr cold - that I haven't been able to get outside to do it. Sooooooo I've been pruning my blog roll instead. There was over 200 quilting blogs alone - OM Goodness! I got out the pruning shears and pruned and pruned. I decided that if I hadn't commented on a blog for weeks or months, or if the person hadn't posted for a long time (certain people excepted), then that blog was going to be snipped. That's why I haven't been commenting a lot.
There was something else I was going to say, but I'm having a senior moment.