Florence told me that she really hasn’t enjoyed paper piecing, though she do a fantastic job on this quilt!
The original backing that she and I chose became a puzzle as it just did not want to cooperate, different size needles, bobbins, tension settings nothing seemed to prevent it from snagging and popping white threads through it. The backing was a very dark gray with black swirls. The only thing we didn’t try was washing it, which we discussed however Florence decided to try another backing.
The second backing had absolutely no issues and the stitches returned to the normal perfect ones on both top and back. It is very unusual for a backing to be so uncooperative!!
The second choice is actually was actually prettier on this quilt so maybe it was just meant to be.