I purchased some batting and a backing for the Calypso Cabin Quilt for my husband. And I spent a day basting it all together.
Here is the backing. It is a lighter color than I would have hoped for. The quilt store was all out of the original fabrics I have used in this quilt. This was the closest choice and it was large enough I did not have to piece it together.
Here is the stencil I chose to use for the center motif.
I will be quilting a quarter of an inch on all the rectangles and squares. On the rectangles I have added the diamond shape. Then in the center of each piece I will quilt this simple pinwheel shape. I previewed it with my husband and he approved. The pen markings are still on; so you see them as well as the quilting stitches.
Hand quilting is a long process for me. I am so happy to have this one started.