This is my current quilt in the hoop and if I have a chance to do any handwork today it will get some stitches. I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. Thank you, Kathy, for giving us slow stitchers a place to share.
You may notice that the circle closest to the applique circle is off-center. I'll remove that it, remark, and quilt it again. I spent nearly a whole day marking the circles and obviously missed the mark at least once!
I marked with Prismacolor colored pencils in tints close to those of the sashing and center circle. If the marks don't wash out I'll call them a design element which enhances the quilted circles. Ha! I didn't want the marks to be too dark, but not too light, either. Some have already worn away just while handling the quilt. Maybe they will all be gone by the time I finish quilting. Those that are still there I hope will wash out. After the quilt is finished I'll do a follow-up post about the results of using Prismacolor pencils to mark quilts.
I'm enjoying using regular quilting thread again. It's so easy!
And I'm hoping for a restful hour or two of hand quilting. While I quilt I'll listen to this talk again. It is one of my favorite about grace.
Happy Sabbath to you.