|This purple leafy fabric is too nice to be on the back of a framed piece|
|Leaf stitch around the green background|
|Close up of leaf design|
And I have a confession to make. Though I am determined to learn how to machine quilt after years of hand quilting, I have to confess I don't love my machine!! After a few tries which end up with clunking, broken threads, nests on the back and the machine finally seizing up I am ready to pull out a canvas and paint. I'm beginning to think that machines are like animals. They can sense my fear. After years of being soothed and satisfied by hand stitching, I know that is my thing. It's what I love to do. I am going outside now to sit in the sun and I am going to hand quilt this piece. Maybe I'll try again another day.....