I found this picture and realized I had forgotten to put it in the last post. This was the stage where I had ripped out 8 scallops and 56 petals. :( At least the hand applique came out easily.
Here's the finished top waiting to be basted (not my favorite part).
It took a total of almost 4 hours, watched a cute movie "Leap Year". Not riveting my any means, but entertaining.
Almost finished - yea!
And here's the first few stitches. I know it should seem overwhelming to hand quilt a large quilt like this, especially when it will have LOTS of quilting. But it is so exciting to me. I know what's waiting to come out. I'll outline all the vines and flowers and then start the background. That will be a ways off.
I won't bore you with lots of updates, but had to share that "Jubilee Tribute" in officially on its way.