But that's where it all went wrong. I was quite happy with the machine quilting as I went along, but oh dear, when it was finished it just didn't look good. The stitching panels seem to have expanded whilst I was quilting! They're nearly all too big and puff out from the quilt. I don't know how it happened, but I can only think that struggling to fit all the little patches around the stitching and poor basting have combined to jump up and bite me in the bottom! I've washed it in the forlorn hope that it might look better, but it doesn't.
Believe me, it looks worse in real life than in the photographs! So, I'm now feeling rather downhearted, wishing I'd hand quilted it after all. Any suggestions?