It did not seem to affect the stitching on the front with looseness, etc. Erica said she could live with it, it didn't bother her at all, and I just let it go, since it will probably continue to happen even if I redid it. Nothing's perfect, right? I'm not thrilled but this is not a show quilt, it will live on her bed and get covered with cat hair and crumbs, candy wrappers, shopping bags, and hair ties...the detritus of a young woman.
Yay, last four patch got stitched in the ditch.
I'm pleased with the way the keystone in the center turned out though it required a lot of pushing and pulling. I used a wooden version of a Hera marker to score the stitching lines for the keystones.
Now on to the stippling in the remainder of the white sections (I started at the center). The hardest part of this I think is actually going to be the border, which looks like a big black shadow at the bottom of this photo but is actually a warm purple. I have an EZ Sliding Stencil with a fleur-de-lis and swag design I want to use. I tried to look up online for any hints on marking with the tool or doing the actual quilting, but it is an old and discontinued product and the website listed on the packaging produces no matches on a search. So I will muddle through on my own as usual. Anyone out there used one?