Thread basted and ready for hand quilting! I used up 3 small spools of my Mom's old discarded polyester thread (the ONLY use for that old stuff...well...maybe birds could use it in theiur nests...). My hubby walked by at one point and thought that it was so closely basted that I need not hand quilt it!! I don't want anything on this sucker shifting! I usually baste a 3 inch wide grid, but this is more like 2 inches or less in some places, especially on the borders.
I have a month and 3 days to quilt it if it will be finished in time to be entered into the Sauder Village Show in northwest Ohio. I think I am insane, but I am going to go for it! I used to hand quilt for hire, so I am pretty speedy. I figure I need to average a block and a half a day...that's fifteen days. Then there are the borders... oh, I am definitely insane!!
Wish me luck!!
In stitches (and in-sane!!),