I just had an idea that might help my poor Tail Feathers quilt. Thank you so much to everyone who has made some suggestions. They've probably been swimming around in my mind overnight and helped contribute to this new idea.
Since I can't make it any worse I've got several options. I could try stippling in the stitching panels but as Karen said, this might just move the excess fabric around into wrinkles.
Or I could give up and shove it in a cupboard.
OR - and here's my idea - I could cut some little holes in the back and put some wadding in behind each panel to stuff it out. Then it would be really 3D (Amelia put the 3D effect into my head). Then I'd have to applique something clever over each of the holes. I can't make it any worse I'm sure, and at the moment I'm so disheartened with it that it's just likely to end up in a cupboard, so it's probably worth a try.
What do you reckon?