It's been a great journey - thanks to Sentimental Stitches Just Takes 2 free block of the month for a lovely pattern generously shared. I reduced my quilt blocks by 75% from the 16 inch ones in the pattern down to 12 inches. I just wanted a smaller quilt finish and have been thankful of that when it came to hand quilting!
I started the quilt in January 2014 and it measures approx 70 inches square, hand applique and hand quilted. The quilting design was not part of the pattern but I enjoyed throwing in a few scattered motifs amongst the grid and echo quilting.
I decided not to add trapunto to the motifs - preferring the softer, more natural look as it is. Thanks for the helpful comments and encouragement last post :)
It's found a place on a hallway wall where the lighting shows up the myriad of quilting stitches! Despite there being so many stitches it really drapes beautifully thanks to the thin cotton batting (Quilters Dream).
I'm not leaping into hand quilting another just yet...giving the fingers a wee rest .