The quilting is all done, which took a bit of fiddling around – the pearlescent thread would not work without incessant breaking, perhaps it is old thread – but despite all the known remedies I applied, it was just not going to work, so, further sampling revealed a fine soft gold thread would work up nicely here, and so that is what I did, about 1/2 inch separated gently undulating, parallel, lines of machine quilting on this soft gold over the whole quilt.
All this took time in addition to the actual quilting, but the result is always worth the effort of fiddling with samples. This pic shows the work trimmed to 24in. x 36in. and ready for the binding….. which proved not to be the cut and dried issue I felt it was a few days ago.