I am quite pleased with it, and it was my fault I had problems with the joining. Just not thinking properly.
I thought you might like to see how I go about quilting.
First of all I need to choose the music.
Then I have to bribe The Scot help me to spread out the layers. This he does under great pressure, and with much grumbling..
I used to baste (large tacking stitches about 4inches apart) until a friend conned me into using pins. Now I wouldn't use anything else. This is my 'pin tin'. I do loan my pins but only on the condition that they are returned opened. It takes too long to have to open then before using.
Then I pin at fairly equal distances, the three layers together. Only pin what is on the table.
Do not move the quilt
Do not attempt to pin down the sides
When all the quilt on the table has been pinned. I then pull the quilt (the three layers together) across the table until an unpinned area is exposed.
when that is fully pinned move it over to another unpinned section repeating the smoothing out process.
Then with the music blaring the fun part, the quilting begins.
Meanwhile The Scot was keeping out of my way.
A very curious caterpillar with red stripes was eating this Wattle. And as we had planted it too close to the house it was a good excuse to cut it down.