|Microhandles rotated upward to get them out of the way.|
After getting started, I realized that I really do need to stitch in the ditch before quilting these blocks. They distort with the quilting. Sigh. Guess I was being lazy and hoping to avoid this step. You can see those wavy seams in these photos.
So I need the handles up to use the ruler as a guide to stitch in the ditch. Then, each block is getting quilted differently. For those with more dense quilting, I'll move the new handles in position to use them. Otherwise, I'll just use the original handles.
With a minkee backing and new handles, this is a skill building quilt. Hope it goes well. It's behind schedule, but I'm thankful it's made it to this stage. I'll quilt the 3 borders last, once I decide what to do there.
Enjoy your day!