Last weekend I sandwiched and basted this quilt top. It took about 6 hours just to baste it. I ought to show you the raw fingers I have. One actually has a hole in it! Anyhow, I have been hand quilting away for a week solid. Ond day last week I just had to have a break, and I went to my sewing hole to use the machine. I cannot show those blocks until February though.
So, in a week's time I have done much of the quilting of this "top" (the part on the bed...39" x 72") - 14 of the 15 dress blocks to be exact. I am ditch stitching each dress, and then again 3 more times to border the block borders. Then there is a floral pattern quilted into the ivory part of the dress blocks and the sashings. I need to find a better way to photograph them, because flat on my hallway floor is clearly not working.
I am planning on avoiding quilting the bows becasue they are all seam, and putting a small rose colored button in the center.