When I finished this...
...I knew I just didn't have the heart to do it justice when it came to the quilting.
All that work and it had switched from a labour of love to loathe.
We'd spent too much time together and needed time apart.
And as there is one long-arm quilter in particular out there in quilty blogland at the moment, whose work I just hugely admire, I wanted it to go there.
However, I realise from a quilting perspective it is a challenge; there are no large areas of negative space to go wild in, just over a thousand tiny pieces.
How do you quilt it?
What bits do you quilt?
What bits do you leave untouched?
So I packed the quilt top off and it flew thousands of miles to the amazingly gifted Krista with the only brief being 'do what you want.'
I woke up this morning to see this:
I need to contain my excitement for a little while longer as when Krista has finished it, it'll hang in a quilt exhibition she is involved in.
After that though, it'll be with me in the autumn and I can't wait.
Thank you very, very much Krista.
I am back in love with the quilt.