For some reason I had in my head that I'd be showing you a completely quilted quilt today. I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking, since at the beginning of the week the quilt was perhaps 10% done, and hasn't really moved on much from there.
Anyway, I'm really loving how the quilting looks, really textured (hand quilting also seems to be more forgiving of my somewhat limited basting skills). and I reckon a couple more evenings in front of the TV will see it finished. It's actually surprisingly speedy, although nowhere near as quick as even my practise runs with quilting thread and a finer needle.
Incidentally, a comment from Nova in reply to a comment I left on this post of hers the other day made me wonder - does anyone have any tips for quilting with perle cotton? (I should add at this point that despite Nova agreeing that it's not the easiest to quilt with, her stitches are about 1,000% prettier than mine). My biggest problems are needing to use a relatively thick needle (making the going rather slow and heavy), and the fact that an uneven stitch length seems to be that much more obvious. Things have improved a lot since I switched to a full leather thimble, as I can feel what I'm doing more easily, but I'm still open to any tips for improving my technique!