After machine quilting around the 'frocks' twice I was going to machine quilt in the ditch between each block but in hindsight I should have done that first before going around each frock because I ended up with it puckering badly at the end of the seam. Not a great look! So I decided to hand quilt 1/8 in from the seam of each block and I'm really pleased with how it now looks. Hand quilting is so forgiving and it really isn't taking that long with just straight lines.
I can do 4-5 stitches at a time and it's something I can just pick up when I've got a little pocket of time. I love the look that hand quilting gives a quilt. I know machine quilting gives quicker results but it can be a real upper body workout sometimes.very first quilt. I have now accumulated quite a good selection of colours in the quilting cotton which is good when you don't live near a quilting shop.