And I love it!
Some rules of quilting can be safely broken but there is one that I will ever follow from now on – starting quilting from the center to the outside. Especially for circular designs.
I was too confident – in me, in the cotton batting, in my sewing machine. I wanted to take as reference the outer edge of the colored design so I started quilting from the outside to the center.
So when I reached the center patch, I counted 7 puckers. I stitched 2 rows of stitching around the grey patch and somehow I managed to flatten them. Lesson learned!