This quilt (72 x 60") is now finished . You can retrieve the history of its making from this post. I am satisfied that the basic graphic design of the quilt captures what I had in mind--the nature of the feeling of regret, which, for me, has to do with a missed connection between two people.
A detail of the quilting from the front (double-click to enlarge; color more accurate above); both thread and fabric were hand-dyed.
And a detail from the back. By comparing the two detail photos, you can see how the short parallel stitches on one side turn into a dash-dot pattern on the other side:
And a view of the whole--I added some complexity to the background by having the lines go in various directions:
Or I could instead do straight (diagonal) lines across the whole quilt. Or lines going in one direction in the background and another direction on the black figures.
But in the meantime, I've got a few more major quilts in mind, and they get higher priority.