I use the ruler and start laying down masking tape where I want to hand quilt, this time its 1/4" up from the seam each side will be working from the bottom up to the middle, note 1/4" is NOT 1/2 the block size I didn't want it to be right down the middle of the block, why? just because! when I hand quilt I try different things :)
Vertical quilting done, now working on the horizontal rows , don't look too closely at the stitches still trying to find my rhythm with hand quilting but you can see the design the quilting is creating, for me on this quilt its more about adding texture.The borders will be last and for those I haven't decided how yet....next time I show this quilt it will be bound and ready to mail to the recipient, I just hope he likes it.
I think he will be shocked and pleasantly surprised. Have to be honest it feels so good to be hand quilting again, one of my top goals for 2013