I've been slowly working on hand quilting my String Stars with navy perle #8. . There have been only a few days this summer when it was cool enough for me to work on it. It's a large quilt and without air conditioning I start melting every time I pick it up to try to work on it. At any rate I only have one and a half more stars to quilt.
After the stars are quilted I have to decide how to quilt the border and those diamonds between stars.
The stars have all been made from long string scraps. Most of those scraps were cut from leftover sides pieces of quilt backings.
Today I woke up to a nice cool morning so I can't wait to do some quilting on this today and hopefully finish the one and a half stars. First I have to make and can some spaghetti sauce - tomatoes, peppers, onions, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic - all from the garden. Maybe while the sauce is simmering for 4-6 hours I'll get that stitching in and decide what to do with the diamonds and border.