It helps to have a deadline for a long-term project. I have submitted an entry for the exhibition "Water, Water" to be held in November. Submitted work has to be completed by the end of September, so I've been quilting these pieces by hand and machine. The lovely, variegated thread is by Sulky.
Back stitch hand quilting a la Jacquie Harvey.
Hand and machine quilting side by side. I am really pleased with the even length of the hand stitches, and this was despite a fraught week on the ageing parent front.