Once I finished the partridge in a pear tree wall hanging and the log cabin blocks, I could finally switch to black thread again :) Because it's getting high time to finishing this quilt! Everything is done on it, including the binding, except for some quilting.
I pondered what to do for the theme panels and decided against better judgment to outline the black border stitch-in-the-ditch (SITD). I anticipated a nightmare, but at the recent quilt retreat, I saw a lady do free-motion SITD, so I gave it a try. I'm doing pretty well on down and up seams, the sideways once are a bit... wonky, to say the least :)
But hey, it's for a non-quilting guy... he doesn't even have to be on a galloping horse to not notice these little mistakes and half the time it's a black quilting line on black fabric anyway :) Clever me!
After a little midnight session the other day, I'd say I've finished half the blocks.
I also hand-quilted around select motives in each block, and I think I've done more than 3/4 of those, so I'd say I'll get it done this week!
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