With my long awaited departure tomorrow for MQX in Providence, I have this one last day to finish off a little bit of the quilting on this quilt. The 52" center section is done, as is half of the 2" purple border. I stitched it this morning, but quickly ran out of stitchable border because the rogue-tension cranberry thread had not been ripped out yet. Sadly, after I prepared all my stuff to take to my MQX classes, I rip-rip-ripped for over an hour. At this juncture, it is nearly done, and I may stitch the remainder of the border first thing in the morning (then again, I may just stay in bed!). I have two borders (one is 2" and the other is the ~7" applique border) left to quilt. Both are designed, but will probably take quite a bit of time (on account of all the applique). I have client quilts awaiting me, so I need to get finished up after I return this week.
I love how it is turning out. It's different, for sure. The backside of the quilt is textural, appearing to have all matching bobbin thread. I have used gold, white and beige bobbins, none of which really appear different in color from the backing fabric. I finally ventured out a little, and stitched the pebbles (below) in the gold thread. It is only different enough to set off that frame slightly.