Since then, I've been slowly chipping away at the hand quilting on the sashing. I'm using a single strand of Presencia thread and a size 9 straw needle. I'm pleased with how the tiny stitches are working out.
I've been counting the blocks as I go to keep myself motivated. So far I'm at the sashing of block 34 out of 121. The tiny stitches of gray on gray gets a little boring, but I love how it is turning out.
Once the sashing is all quilted, I'll move on to the colored size 8 perle cotton big stitch quilting. I think that part will move pretty quickly and it will be a lot of fun to add a little more color to these blocks.