It's wild, huh?
I agonized for quite awhile about what thread to use with all of these colors in the quilt. I finally settled on a Valdani 35 wt variegated called Sunny Rainbow that I got from Cynthia at Iowa Star Quilts and did a simple large meander.
Love the way the colors change and the heavier thread works just fine with this large meander. It wouldn't be so good with closer quilting.
I was brave and used a yellow backing, partly because it had flowers on it, which seemed to go with the whole Love Bug/Flower Power theme. Mostly because it was one of the few pieces I had enough of and I've really been trying to concentrate on using stash. I was afraid I might not be able to get the tension balanced well enough so the brightly colored top thread wouldn't show on the back, but I did a fairly good job I think.
Not a lot of work on Dutch Treat happening this week between the Exploding Star, the fair and Love Bug. But I did get two more blocks done Monday and another yesterday.
That finished row 9
All of the rows aren't sewn together at this point as I will hand quilt it in sections. The top four rows, then the next two will be added and quilted, next two, etc. This has gone much faster than I ever hoped. Only five more rows to go = 70 blocks. Almost time to start deciding what kind of border this one will have. I pretty sure it will be scalloped like the first and definitely appliqued.