The top is together and the quilt is basted. I crawled around on the pavement basting it in the dark after a 40C day. The dogs sat at the flywire door wondering what the crazy human was up to. (I think the smell of the basting spray may have been alluring too).
I have started FMQing in a lovely Aurifil 40 weight thread. I'm not 100% happy with how it's going but ... this is the way it wants to go with this quilt. Organic. We'll see how it turns out at the end.
Leaves and vines grow up the quilt - I wanted to continue on with the growth and new life theme that permeates the front of the quilt. I'm very happy with the back. I use a lot of solids in my quilt backs due to the cost of fabric here.
It's coming together. It's growing. I think I know its future owner now too... It has a deadline, unfortunately - someone's 'last chance chemo'. I'd like to have it finished before then. But we shall see.