Okay, so I was hoping to be finished with my quilt by today. Alas, the quilting bit has got me a little intimidated. Here's what I have so far: the back (which I think came out well) and the front. Plus the batting in between. It's all pinned together, and I've also basted it, but I think it needs more basting. I'm planning to bring it with me on my trip to Montana, where there are abundant, experienced quilters there who can help me. My goal is not to do a lot of dense quilting. I want the finished product to feel soft and fluffy, but I also don't want it to shift around. So "Stitch-in-the-Ditch?" Also, I'm thinking about hand-quilting; will it take too long? I didn't end up finding the stripey binding that I was hoping for, but I found a lovely little freckle-dot (white dots on an espresso brown background) that I think will look great. I'll be sure to post pictures of the final product!
I left a little blank panel to the right of the owl and pussycat print where I can dedicate a blessing to Bria Rose, who is the little sweetie that will be getting this quilt.