Today, I get back on my piles of client quilts, many of which are needed by the holidays. A little glitch with my machine has been tended to so I won't have the same issues I had while quilting on this quilt shown here (the top roller was slipping making it like quilting a hammock - Hail to the glory of duct tape though!!).
This is the quilt I pieced in the spring and early summer. It is my diversion...my distraction. Sometimes, I just need to mindlessly piece. But after putting this top together, I have seen the error of my ways, and will probably go back to the less rigidly designed tops, as they have a greater ease to hide mistakes! When a design is laden with lots of straight lines, it is very challenging to keep them all straight! Curves are more forgiving, and a little easier to quilt.
It may not be obvious to everyone what is incomplete, but there are some sizable holes of unquilted space. Many of them. It took longer than anticipated to get this far because there was a lot of thread changing -- clear Monolon, then a green Glide, and a gold Glide, then the red, then an aqua, REPEAT! It gets very time-consuming.