From far away its not so bad....
But get close up - DAMN - what the heck happened?!?!?!
Seriously it looks much worse in person.....
I have decided to push through and see how it looks with the other echoing done and if it STILL looks drunken monkey'esque I am going to attempt to cover it up or at least detract from it with attempting some FMQ in all the cream rectangles. I figure by then nothing I do to it could make it worse so I might as well make it something interesting to look at! I have done TOO much machine quilting to the quilt top to sit with a seam ripper for hours and hours and hours on end to rip it all out.
I'm sorry, I usually try to be positive and happy on my blog but after laying my quilt out and seeing the mess I created I feel so deflated and bummed. Thankfully my kids will love it no matter how weird the quilting is but I know its all that I am going to see....grrrrrrr!
Ok - lets turn this into a learning experience for me........I know what happened - I'm not used to working with a quilt so big and it kept pulling, I am using a different batting (a poly batting that I have never used before and HATE and will never use again, its cotton batting only for this girl from now on), and I was in too much of a hurry to see the results. There. I have my reasons for my drunk monkey sewing BUT it still doesn't make me feel any better BUT I know that I can learn from this and hopefully I can keep the drunk monkey at bay so it doesn't make another appearance on my quilt tops anymore.
Thanks for stopping by - see you tomorrow (and I promise I won't be such a Debbie Downer...).