Starburst Quilt Progress

I haven’t had much time to work on my sewing lately but I thought I could at least share the progress I’ve made so far on the starburst quilt.  I am really enjoying hand quilting this.  It is slow going but is so relaxing to plop myself down with needle and thread and let all the stresses of the day fade away for a little while.

I have a few things to fix on it.  Like at the bottom~ I need to add a triangle.  This happened because I thought I was going to square it up at one point and then decided to leave it jagged (not sure if this is the proper terminology).  I am hoping I don’t have to many issues when I go to bind it. 

I have been using #5 pearl cotton thread for the quilting and so far I am just quilting around the stars.  I used a black sheet for the backing, so the thread doesn’t stand out much and I kinda like that.  I am contemplating adding some machine FMQ (free motion quilting) as well but can’t decide if that is the right way to go or not yet.

What do you think?  All input will be greatly appreciated!

 In the meantime, I have 3 other quilts that have been shipped to me for quilting and binding.  I will post more on this later. 

Happy Stitching!

Audrey

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