Then I quilted it in blue thread, ¼" away from the seam lines only quilting on the white fabric so that the blue thread would show up.
I used white thread in the bobbin - I like how it shows up on the blue fleece but isn't shouting out that it's not the right colour.
I then searched my piles of fabric for the blue and white stripe that I knew I had for making the binding. I looked through all of the piles 3 times and it wasn't there. I don't remember using it but I must have. Anyway, it wasn't there so I had to choose something else. In the end, I think it's an inspired choice and probably better than the blue and white stripe would have been!
I machine stitched the binding on to the quilt top -
And then started hand-sewing it to the back.
It's not quite finished but hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow.