I started the hand quilting on my BTCT Jan 1, 2013. There was a hiatus of about 6 months while some changes were going on and then I got back to it. There was a bit of stitching during the summer, but not a lot. The Fall and Winter seem to be the best times to make progress and I'm looking forward to a lot of hand quilting in Jan and Feb.
The center with the most cross hatching done.
Part of my bottom border. I changed up the top and bottom borders and added a lot more to them. I wanted to pull some of the colors and elements from the quilt into the border so I added small grape clusters, some birds and flowers.
The top border is different from the bottom. I added my initials and different flowers. I didn't put any birds in this one, but there are small grape clusters and flowers to pull in the purples.