Doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it? But, that’s what I’m calling this quilt; Amish because of the solids with black, Drag Racing because it started as a Jelly Roll race, and Southwest because I think it’s got a big helping of Hopi blanket aesthetic. So, it’s a bit nonsensical too.
The quilt really did call out for straight line quilting on the diagonal. Despite the fact that it wonked the quilt crazy out of square, I still think it was the right way to go. It does reinforce though, that my quilting skills can always use improvement — I gotta get better at keeping the bulk and weight of the quilt evenly distributed so I don’t get such uneven stitches, funky turns, and stretched out shapes.
It doesn’t look so bad on a bed though. The wobbles are minimized. It will look even better as a hangs-on-the-back-of-the-couch lap quilt.
The solution, thanks to Judy, was to add a border or frame and trim THAT square. Yes, I’ve embraced the wonkiness of this — Gee’s Bend, eat your hearts out.