The theme, in this case, is purchased strips of fabric in someone's idea of pleasing color combinations. I had not intended to put any hand-quilting into this project, but in the end could find no design that I could successfully do by machine AND liked. The overall design in the two borders is done by hand. The callous on the left middle finger, which catches the needle on the downward stroke and makes the requisite tiny stitches, is becoming permanent. The stitches are getting smaller and more even. I am fond of the purples in this project, with the pink and green accents. Who would have thunk it -- purple and this wonderful bright green?! The blue backing looks like many drops of water. My mother says she loves that backing fabric.
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