This is a wavy border on the Pemberley quilt I am working on. I began appliqueing this wavy border and dots while I was still recovering from a brain concussion and fractured skull. It already had one do-over when I had to remove all the dots and re-applique them as I had placed them too far from the border and they were going to be cut off when I trimmed the border to the correct size. Hmmmm, I blame that on I was not thinking straight .
Here is a closeup of some of the applique - stitches are too big, thread color makes no sense and obviously show a lot more than they should. I do think that was because I was not seeing as clearly as I am now, or maybe not thinking right. A couple of weeks ago, I began to see the poor applique, and thought I would just leave it as is - not all that bad, besides who will notice when the quilt is finished??? But then every time I look at the quilt, I think..I really need to fix that applique.
So now I have finished all the "chubby dresdens" that make up the next border and am ready to sew that border on. But I just can't do it until I fix the applique. So I started tonight, ripping out the previous applique stitches and doing-over in less conspicuous stitches and color. Why I used a light ecru thread is beyond me now, I know better than to do that. So I am re-doing the applique with a light grey thread and making my stitches just in the fold . I am not an expert in needle turn applique, but those doggone stitches were really bothering me.
Whew....that feels so much better.