In the interest of stash-busting, I have at last gone back to this project. Yesterday I made the quilt sandwich and started quilting. I was going to machine quilt it, but it didn't look right, so I am going with hand quilting using perle cotton. A quick trip to Sifu to bulk up my perle cotton stash (which I know goes against the notion of stash busting. . . ) and I was ready to go.
Right now, I have the quilt spread out on the floor and am sitting on it to stitch without a frame. This is possibly not the best way to stitch it, but it is very relaxing and I can be down on the floor, playing with everyone at the same time. Also, this is a 90-degree week-end, and sitting with a quilt on my lap seems like a distinctly bad idea.
Even hex bug got in on the quilting action.
I am enjoying the slow pace of hand-quilting this. The summery light is so pleasing on these colors. It all feels kind of dreamy. Hand-quilting is such a deliberate act, so meditative, so in the present, and yet also so connected to the past. A fitting task for Memorial Day week-end, I think.