What did I do, you ask? Well, normally, I do not quilt this densely. The dense quilting is what my learning experience lead to.
First, I outlined the pumpkins and then stitched curved lines from the top to the bottom to make them look like real pumpkins. Then not being able to decide what to do in the green, I decided to do pebbles. Yes, that is a very dense filler stitch but I decided to try it. So, I finished it, washed it, and dried it and almost got sick. The pumpkins were so puffy that the whole quilt was distorted.
Now, what do I do? The only solution I thought of was to fill in the pumpkins with a dense stitch also. So, that is what I did. Rewashed it and then laid it out on the floor to block. Not my normal quilting style, but I saved the wall hanging.
And another lesson learned.
I'll be out of town Wednesday and Thursday. I'm going to be in Northwest Arkansas at a Reading Workshop. I'll actually hope to get some extra rest since I won't have my quilts calling my name each night. lol That's really not why I don't sleep much. Really, I think sleeping is a waste of time and I am afraid I'm going to miss something. That's why I go to bed late each night. I can't blame it on my quilting.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!