The last few evenings have been spent very pleasantly on the sofa stitching up a storm.
I table basted this massive quilt top on Saturday and am glad to have that part behind me. I have a few weeks of hand quilting to look forward to now - I love having a big project to work on in bits and pieces. This is the first proper big quilt that I will have entirely hand quilted - usually I do a little bit of machine stitching in the ditch to secure the layers. But I could not face wrestling it through the machine, and I'm interested to see how it turns out done entirely by hand.
It is slow, but very enjoyable.
I outlined all the seams in the central star block with pink perle cotton. I didn't mark any quilt lines at this stage, but may need to for some of the other borders...will wait and decide when I get to that point. Need to pick another thread now for the next border.
On the home front, only more day at work and I'm off for a whole 11 days....cannot wait!!