The surprise gift came off the frame today and it just received a trim before the binding goes on. Since it's a surprise, I'm not ready to show off the front side yet. However, the back side looks pretty cool too.
And a the outer portions ...
(This backing color is more accurate in the top photo.)
Some of the quilting stitches are cream: the continuous curves and the loops in the center, also the mums. Other stitches are a dark purple : compass and the meandering swirls and the borders.
I'm excited to get this one off the frame after loading it last Friday. My quilting is usually much slower. This time, I worked hard not to over-quilt it.
Can't wait to present the quilt and then I will share the front side here.
Enjoy your day!