It's a little 'puffy' but it's quilt-able ;-) Can hardly wait to get this frame 'out' of the dining room area and into it's studio - just a little while longer!
I settled on my tried-and-true favorite form of quilting, especially on a vintage piece that's rather delicate with older fabrics, thread, and large hand piecing stitches...meander quilting! I love how it flattens and stabilizes ALL at the same time:
It always amazes me just how much quilting can enhance a quilt!
And I never know if I can keep such a crooked and puck-ery quilt 'straight' throughout the quilting process, but I guess my practice/experience is starting to pay off because it came out fairly even and balanced:
Not too shabby...
I still haven't bound it yet, trying to decide just what to use since it has a hunter green border but, I think I've decided to dig into my 1930's reproduction fabric strips and make a nice, colorful, multi-faceted border.
And now, I just finished piecing a machine quilting sampler that's very Asian/eclectic flavored w/oceanic soothing color palette - quite different for me but it works and will be a nice addition to a guest bedroom that is lacking a lap wrap, sooooo time to get it on the frame for some serious laser beam quilting I've been wanting to try!