And here it is today. It isn't finished, but I feel like I've made some really good progress: most notably I've bound it. This makes it a bit more manageable to continue hand quilting it. I picked the dark binding - Architextures cross hatch in black and grey by Carolyn Friedlander - to act as a frame to control the riot of colour in the quilt and I think it works.
There is still quite a bit of quilting to do in the middle section but the end is in sight now, so I'm hoping I get there soon and don't just shove this project back in the cupboard. I may have ordered some more quilting cottons to help keep interest in this project alive! In my defence, they are the same cottons I use for all my embroidery including the #1yearofstitches! I use #16 Finca perle cotton for all my hand quilting and most of my embroidery - it's a similar thickness to 2 strands of DMC embroidery thread, and it isn't too prominent but still chunky enough to justify "big-stitch" quilting.
You may remember, if you've read my blog for a while, that I didn't like this quilt. I loved piecing it but thought that the final result was a bit "meh" - I think that whilst I like scrappy, I like ordered scrappy. But I'm going to have to shut up now, because I love this quilt. I love that scrappiness. And I enjoyed it so much that I'm hoping to join in with @Gnomeangel's Long Time Gone quilt along and I've signed up for Jen Kingwell's 2017 block of the month, Delilah (which will be hand pieced - a skill that's new to me).
So, what is the February project?