My hand quilting stitches are crooked, uneven, and a little
longer than I'd like. (I'm out of practice.) But they do the job of holding the three layers together.
The backing for this little quilt is Country Classic Cotton from JoAnn, bought and used for some other purpose with enough left over to back this quilt. The color is perfect but it is not a particularly hand-quilting-friendly fabric (which may be contributing to my less-than-best stitching).
This quilt is destined to be used as a doll or perhaps on a table, but never for the walls of a quilt show. Though I wish the stitching were better I'm not really concerned about those crooked, uneven stitches. They'll probably be much better by the time I finish (and maybe, by then I'll have another quilt layered and basted so I can move directly to hand quilting it). Once finished, bound, washed, and dried I doubt anyone will notice crooked stitches.
I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Kathy.