I began quilting on the green wedding quilt yesterday by working on the straight line stitching along each side of the white sashing. And I finished all the straight line stitching today! I feel as though I've stitched about 27.5 miles of ditch!
Then I moved on to the intricate, free motion pattern I chose for each of the colored squares and got 3 done before I had to come upstairs and get dinner started. Only 51 left to go along with the half blocks along the sides. (Groan) I bought a stencil and am using my Pounce and so far, I'm satisfied with this technique.
In the white sashing, I plan on doing a free hand vine and leaf design with a flower in each intersection. The first border will be a Celtic knot design and the diamonds in the second border will have a curved design in each one with something along the white sides of that border--maybe a line of circles to look like pearls. I haven't decided what to do in the last border but I'm thinking of a feather pattern.
I need to have this quilt finished and delivered in the next 2 weeks. Anyone want to make bets on that? Since it's raining out, I'm going to lie down on the couch and try to recover from my stitch in the ditch marathon.