Countless hours of stitching.
I still need to go back and stitch some missed grid lines.
I wanted grid lines across the chains because that's the way the previous quilts were hand quilted.
I have to admit that I'm not sure I would quilt this grid again-- so very many starts and stops.
I love the border, but it took over 3.5 hours to quilt.
I'm soooo looking forward to having this done--it's been a really long haul, and with so little energy by the time I get home from work, it's just not gone very quickly.
However, I'm so happy with how beautiful it is. It captures beautiful dawns and sunsets in the Southwest so very well.
Next decision: binding totally by machine or with the back of the binding sewn by hand?