I have now quilted the cardinal - stitched in the ditch on the straight borders and around the bird and holly. The red backing you see is because I am going to bring it to the front and make it my binding. I like to do this with small projects. It makes for a fast finish. I fold the backing in half and iron it. Then I fold it onto the top and stitch down with a straight stitch doing opposites sides first and then the other two. Think I'll add an eye. There are also feathers quilted in the corners, but you can't see them as the print is so busy - another practice session - hehe.
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