Hand quilting was going along smoothly until I quilted into the border. Then the puckering began. (The white line is masking tape used as my guide.)
This is the first time it's happened -- that my stitches have puckered the fabric in the border. But then this is the first time I've quilted a border on the diagonal. I'm using the same "tension" on these stitches as I used on the center of the quilt where there was no puckering. I'm using a hoop in which I begin with the fabric tight but after I get the knot buried I loosen the hoop so the fabric has some give. And I'm not pulling the thread tight.
Should I be concerned about the puckering? If I don't take out the stitches what will the finished quilt look like? Maybe I should not quilt on the bias in the border. I originally intended to quilt straight lines parallel to the edges of the quilt. Maybe there was some wisdom in that. If any of you have knowledge to share about this problem, please leave a comment. I would be grateful.
I'm quilting on this string quilt. I so need to finish it so I can get on to the quilt for new grandbaby. Do you dislike interruptions and quilting problems as much as I do?
I hope you have a great weekend.