After all of the backbreaking work of basting the Plaid quilt this weekend, I couldn't help but jump into the quilting on Monday. I have a tiny window of time after work but before the kids are home from school and I've been able to get a row or so done each day. I would have loved to come back to it in the evenings, but Monday was Girl Scouts and Tuesday was the presidential debate. Through a process of negotiation (this quilt is going to live on the master bed) I decided to echo the star pattern in the plain blocks and do stitch in the ditch in the star blocks. Then the little corner four patches get a flower/four leaf clover treatment and I move onto the next block. It's not quite as much quilting as I think I would like, but I can always add more later. It will probably take plenty of time just to get minimal quilting done with the size of this guy.
I haven't made the progress I would have liked because I have managed to catch a monster of a head cold. I'm making it through the day upright, but by the time I'm home for the day I'm happy to just curl up in cozy chair with a quilt and cup of tea. It's been raining every day this week which just adds to that need to snuggle and hibernate. Next week is an odd week at school with short days for testing and conferences and inservices. The quarter is ending, so all of that down time should give me a chance to finish off all of the loose ends.