The last couple of days I have spent getting the backing pieced together, the top and backing pressed and all the stray threads trimmed off, and then taping the backing down on my table, adding the batting and topping it off with the quilt top. Then comes the pinning and pinning and pinning. I think this may be my least favorite part of quilting but it's all an absolute necessity. So here is the first block all done - all the pieces outlined and then my usual loop the loop quilting pattern. I am using some Libby Lehman's The Bottom Line #60 thread in the bobbin and Sulky Invisible on top. Very happy with how it looks. Looking forward to quilting around all the animals and silly birds on the quilt. Will end this with a picture of one of my favorites after it got it's smile!