Yes, I got the quilt center machine quilted. It’s such a cheerful springy quilt to work on here in the freezing cold. I have to say my intern worked on it all week. She did two or three flowers a day. These photos show the quilting poorly, but I did half echo quilt and half in radial pattern from the center reinforcing the idea of the sun. Steve and I are having an artistic difference of opinion on this one. He says it’s done. I still have four finished blocks that I want to use for the frame including the quilt’s namesake: the ducky block. To this I plan to add some improvisational piecing. Also, now it is only as large as a large lap quilt or baby quilt and I wanted it to be bigger. I think I will make up the frame and lay it around the quilt to see if my idea will work.
By the way, I love this large-scale quilt as I go. When I make the frame, I will quilt it and then attach it to the center. It was so much easier to handle and baste this way. I still got a little pleating on the back, but not bad.
And who else is no longer a flimsy? Here he is with the classic mom-you-are-so-annoying face.