Do you remember this quilt I was working on this time last year? I've been so bad at blogging that I don't think I ever showed you the progress on it, but I completed the top, pieced a backing, basted it and even started hand quilting it ... and then stopped. It's been sat on a chair in the corner of the living room for months. Facebook reminded me that I had started work on it a year ago, so I thought I really ought to try and get it finished but, after pulling it out and giving it a quick iron, I then put it straight back again. I honestly have no idea where to go with it.
This is the only decent photo I have of this quilt top, and it isn't even finished in this shot! Just try to imagine it with some more strips of grey and turquoise around the edges...
I originally thought that I would hand quilt the whole thing, and started quilting around the star blocks, but when I started stitching along some of the other bits, I just wasn't happy with how it was turning out. I'm actually really tempted to rip all the quilting out and start again. I think it's a combination of poor basting (it's never been my strong point - to the point that now, I think I have such negative feelings about it before I start that I'm bound to do a shoddy job of it!) plus the fact that it's a very improv-ed design, I simply don't know the best way to quilt it. I generally just straight line quilt everything, but I'm not sure that would work on this design. Argh, any suggestions please!