If you are thinking, "I have seen this before", you are right! This is the 2nd Ladies of the Sea in 6 months, and the 3rd in the past year. It is a beautiful and daunting quilt to imagine hand appliqueing, and almost as daunting to get to longarm quilt! This one is a little different in that it has a pale green fairy frost background.
612,143 stitches later (yes, my machine has a counter!), this is in the history books and awaiting it's trip home to California! Big sigh of relief :-)
Here's a little blurb in the current Quilter's Newsletter I stumbled upon last week. That is a partial pic of my Jester's Folly quilt, which will be on its way to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in a couple weeks.