This sweet quilt is another of Janet Sansom’s creations.
I had trouble deciding how to quilt around the embroidery, and this is what I eventually decided upon.
This was rejected as I didn’t like the way it looked.
And this was rejected as I felt it was too busy.
My third attempt (on the left) I liked so the quilting was decided, but now I had a bit of unpicking to do.
Unpicking always leaves little holes as you can see.
I made a mistake on the border which I also had to unpick.
I closed up the holes with a damp toothbrush that I keep exclusively for this purpose. I dip the toothbrush in the water and very lightly go over the holes, which makes them close up. If I was working on a fabric that I had any concerns might run I would use a dry toothbrush.