Not much quilting has been going on here the last couple of weeks; partly because I like to be in the garden (though it has been a pretty cool, damp place) but also because all my sewing energy has been going into my dress. To be quite honest I think I got a bit carried away, but it's been fun and now I'm nearly done. There are lots of tiny shapes still to outline, but the bulk of the work is out of the way and I am very happy with the result. There are things I will tweak when I make another one, but that's always the way.
Everything is hand stitched, I felled the seams and have tried out reverse applique. with and without beading, straightforward ordinary applique and a sort of satin stitch. The beading is probably a one off; as much as I love it I just don't live that sort of life!