Yesterday I finally got this quilt finished. I think it turned out pretty nice.
Micro stippling is not something I would want to do everyday. Don't look too closely or you will see my backtracking mistakes around the design.
I think I would hate having to make all those tiny micro stitches all the time. I'm glad I was able to do line dancing on the star part.
The stippling did take up most of the fullness in the top.
There are still areas where there was so much fullness it couldn't be stitched out.
I have another vintage top on the machine and ready to start quilting today. Last evening I made phone calls to the next people on my waiting list. I had to giggle after making those calls and I also felt relieved. It seems I'm not the only one behind schedule. Some of my customers asked to be moved to January's list or February's list because they hadn't finished their tops. Some said they hadn't even started making their top yet. Moving some work to next year has actually taken some pressure off me and put me closer to getting back on schedule.
Hmm.... maybe I'll have some time for making my window quilts before winter after all? I can't see that I'll have time for making all of them but one or two is now a possibility if I quilt pantos on whole cloth. Window quilts don't have to be pieced.... just made for warmth.
A big day ahead of me so I best get started.