I started hand quilting the “fruit salad” quilt that I pieced a few weeks ago (here is the post about piecing it http://timquilts.com/2014/04/12/ )
I am using #8 perle cotton thread, and a Fons & Porter Utility quilting needle …which is actually just a size 5 embroidery needle in a different package) but they are good quality and sharp.
For the strippy blocks I am quilting straight lines….all the orange space I have yet to decide on a pattern, but I will know when I get there ;)
I don’t think it will be an elaborate quilting design, the top is really busy enough on its own, so it should be a relatively fast finish.
If the weather is good I plan to get some gardening done in the next few days!
for now Happy Quilting