Oh I feel your pain. I did my first quilt last year and while the top went together without too much trouble, the actual quilting process almost had me in tears. Now I want to quilt again but I'm so scared of machine quilting I'm thinking of other options. Is it lame to just tie it off? I wish I could enjoy the process a little more because I LOVE the result.
Your top is gorgeous and the colors are really fine. Great job!
That's exactly how I feel. Making the quilt top was challenging for me but I really enjoyed the process and the end result. The quilt sandwich and the pinning and the ironing and stitch ripping and sewing frustrations just about killed me this weekend though!! I really didn't have fun with it.
I would also love to find another option apart from machine quilting. I don't know if it's lame to just tie off - some patterns I think it looks cute, others I think it looks a little raggedy-ann or something. I wonder if hand quilting would be more enjoyable? I know it would add hours and hours to the process but maybe it would be more fun.
Thank you for sharing your experience.