I was almost done, removing the basting as I finished an area of quilting, when I decided I just did not like how it looked. Sigh....
Since the quilt was still partially basted and the rest had been quilted, I decided I didn't have to rebaste; I could use the already-quilted areas in place of basting while I remarked and quilted. I love the lines of a stencil I've used several times, sort of a flame design with a very organic feel. You can see a portion of the requilting here. I removed the leaf quilting as I went. I requilted with a 40 wt Mettler in a solid which blended better with the background. (I believe one of the reasons I did not like the original leaf pattern may have been the 12 wt. thread. 12 wt is very thick and makes a strong statement. It overpowered the bee fabrics.)
Here you can see the leaf quilting and the new lines to be quilted, marked with a Clover white Chaco-liner.
I even requilted the bee fabric with a slightly more matching thread.
And here is the result. I am so happy that I followed my instincts and requilted this piece.
I probably shouldn't mention that this is not the first time I have requilted something, should I?
Blissful New Year's Hugs,
P.S. Sorry about the lack of cropping on some of the pictures--my photo editing software is on my other computer, which I can no longer hook to the internet. :(