bottom left corner quilted
back of bottom left corner
I am almost out of the green thread I am using so I'm not sure how much farther I will get on this project today. You might be able to see in the first picture that I am not quilting the panel with the green thread so I hope to get that done today when I run out of green. I have some fushia thread that I bought from Connecting Threads that I will try out. I did not consciously avoid the center panel with the green thread. When I got all the way across the top with the quilting I realized that I was not quilting the center panel, in fact I had specifically avoided going onto the it, with the green thread. After thinking about that for a few minutes, I decided that this was a good plan. I will use a different thread and probably a different pattern.
To me, the panel sticks out because of the thin black border around it. You can see that in this photo.
I have some lime green eyelash yarn that I have thought about putting over the black border to give the panel a softer looking border. I'm also considering a little hand stitching on some of the appliques, specifically the snowflakes.
I was so excited about this project a year ago then other things came up and it didn't get finished. I set it aside and just couldn't get back in the groove with it, until now. I'm in love with it again. I think I may hang it up for a while in the dining room when I finish it, even though Christmas is passed.
And here is a Goldie photo from yesterday. She just looked so cute I had to grab my camera.