Finally, done! I had a lot of fun quilting this one! The colored blocks are quilted with black Isacord thread, in a raggedy fern design! I am liking that design, and I think it may become my "signature" quilting stitch!
Here's a closeup of the stitching after I have washed and dried it! I love that "crinkled" look you get when you wash a quilt! It certainly gives you a softer hand to the quilt. I used a black batting for the first time, but can't say I was too happy with it. It seemed stiff. I am sure it is from the dye process. I ended up machine stitching the binding down, using a serpentine stitch. The binding is black, and I used black thread, and it really doesn't show, so I think it was a good choice. This is going to be given to my nephew for his first apartment, and I hope it will get lots of use! He is an art student, and I hope that he will appreciate the colours and the stitching!