Glitter has been in the hoop. I've used perle #8 to stitch around each nine patch so they stand out from the background.
Then I had to figure out what to do in the nine patches. I'm using 20 wt. hand quilting thread because the perle #8 and even #12 seemed too heavy. I can't seem to find how I want to quilt them. I first tried stitching around the four squares in the center but found it difficult to do because the squares are so small. Then I tried an X through the center squares but I kind of wanted all the squares that match those points to stand out from the others and that didn't do it. Then I tried quilting all the way across the row horizontally in the two rows of middle squares. I really didn't like that either. Then I tried a square going around the middle square. It wasn't right. Finally I tried quilting vertically in the four squares as you see here. So far that's the quilting I like best but I may try adding the horizontal quilting through the same squares. Actually I'm getting rather frustrated trying to figure out what to do that looks good with my level of quilting and doesn't detract from the blocks themselves. I am ready to just finish it off by tying it in the center squares with the ties on the back.