I have really enjoyed working on this JQ and getting to grips with freehand text stitching. I managed to stitch PETRA from the reverse so that I could use heavier threads in the bobbin to make the text stand out better.
I realise that I need to plan out the 10" space more carefully next time rather than my habit of just doing it! I've ended up with one of the shapes exactly lined up with the edge of the printed text which creates a jarring in the way the eye scans the piece.
Now I can think about the next one, but not before I get the FoQ piece fully stitched. That must be my priority now.