I finally finished the quilting! I had fun doing the fill in around the applique in each of the blocks. I did a stitch in the ditch around the appliques first.
Then I continued by stitching the sashing with a variegated blue thread. The fabric has a bit of shading in it, and I wanted it to blend in, but show a bit....
I finished by doing feathered hooks in the background of the final border. I also added a small feathered wreath in each of the corners, and finished by adding a yellow button to each of the bows. I wanted to continue the embellishment of buttons that was in most of the blocks.
Now all I need to do is take a final picture of the whole quilt, as soon as one of my photo assistants arrives home!