This is one of my favorite parts of the quilt process. All layers are basted together, and the quilting has begun. With basting I work from the middle towards the edges. But when sewing I start with the outer edges and work my way in, taking out the straight pins as I go. There are still a lot of pins in Christopher's quilt, but I've taken out almost 150 so far.
With every row of stitches I can see this quilt taking its shape and its final form. By Sunday it ought to be perfect.
Note about quilting: my work space is L-shaped and big. It's perfect for supporting this quilt as I work my way around and around it. In lieu of a side table, an ironing board can be used to provide support for the quilt - and the quilter!