My last post ended with the words 'So now to the stitching....at least you can unpick that if you make a mistake!' Unfortunately, this turned out to be prophetic, I've stitched and I've unpicked. I don't have any training in quilting and there is more to it than meets the eye. When you have a vertical pole it in your piece, it becomes pretty obvious when the fabric shifts but thanks to some tips from Lesley Morgan of Committed to Cloth, I'm now on the straight (!) and narrow.
I think the stitching enhances the colours somehow. Lots more stitching to do, lots more ends to tie off. I now have even more admiration for those who make large quilts.