In terms of quilting I did the centre of the quilt with an overall meander of about 1/2 inch scale before I went on holidays. That worked out really quite well and gives it a nice soft feel. While I was sewing in-the-ditch around my borders (had to re-do this as I made a mistake earlier) I felt like some FMQ...not having quilted for the last 4 weeks really made me hang out for just some doodling on the machine.
I must say, FMQ is like riding a bike...you don't seem to loose it. Maybe a bit wonky in parts, but overall, not a lot of difference from 5 weeks ago. I decided to go with my "go to" sashing design, just a vine of leaves down the inner border. This is one of the first few designs I learned and obviously the rhythm of this is ingrained. Had so much fun stitching this around the inner border and did not pay too much attention to getting it exactly right. I think this design looks best when it is a bit more variable in terms of shapes of the leaves and size. Hence, there is no marking involved and I just allow it to flow...works every time and goes quite quickly around the border.
Now I only need to attach my fantastic new binding and I am done.
Linking up to Leah Day's FMQ Link Up at the Freemotion Quilting Project