Squares is all basted and ready for quilting, who likes basting - I don't think I do, even though it didn't take too long, about 1.5hrs. I've learnt from previous experience that I don't need to do it quite as close as what I've done in the past, there's just no need. I'm using super soft wool batting with lots of loft and the backing is from stash fabrics.
At last I have made a dent in my stash with this quilt, I'm sure my stash is quite small compared to most but I'd look at it sometimes and think what am I going to do with all that? So I am pleased that this quilt has all been from my stash. I bought the leaf patterned fabric years ago when I was making bags - I was using it for lining. I didn't have quite enough so I've used some fabric I bought earlier this year from Tessuti (the red with little flowers), which is also on the front here and there.
I've not been able to find red linen thread locally and I need to start immediately, so I'm going to use some red sashiko thread that I already have, it's 100% cotton and I think it will suit the quilt very well.