I realize that it's hard to see the stitching in that image. I'm hoping that this pencil drawing of the motif will make it easier to pick out.
Here's another image and it shows the swirl hook quilting in the blue sections as well.
The side border was narrower, and so I fit only one row of suns there. Do you think it's the sunrise or the sunset? Kind of depends on where you're standing, doesn't it? Since the original photograph was taken on the west coast, I'm gonna say it's the sunset.
When those were finished, the quilting was finished, and it was ready for binding.
Here's how it looks from the back.
And now the binding is sewn on by machine and clipped for hand-sewing. I used the same blue from the top of the quilt for the binding.
That's where I'll pick it up this morning. It's so exciting to have this very nearly finished! It measures 38 x 47, and so I don't expect the hand sewing to take very long.
Today I'm getting my monthly pedicure, and then heading off to the grocery store, and so aside from some hand-sewing this morning, I don't know if I'll get anything else done in the sewing room today. If there's time, I want to make a block for the July Block Lotto, and I'd like to work on the next lesson for the free motion quilting sampler. This week's lesson is called "Tucking in the Baby". I'll say more about that when I've done my practice piece.