And this is the back, I'm using a steel gray thread since it has to go across all those shades of blue.
I *know* machine quilting is my least favorite part of finishing a large quilt. But I'm determined not to turn into a 'topper'! You know a woman who calls herself a quilter but really only makes tops and 'sends them out'. I've done it once or twice and I have to say I'm not nearly as intimately aquainted with those quilts as I am the ones I labored over to get quilted. :D
So while this sits in the sewing room waiting patiently for me to return to it, I have my Featherweight 'Adella' set up in the kitchen with my strippy piecing.
But to be honest... I've come to a standstill there too. The strippy quilt is colorful (rather than blue, blue and... well... blue) and therefore fun to sew on, but it's a leader-ender project. If I'm sewing on it row after row I find it's not nearly as interesting.
I'm really thinking about starting something new...