I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's free-hand fan quilting, so I decided to try that technique on this quilt. I chose navy blue thread for the quilting. Hmmm - not good choices! I had a hard time seeing the stitches I had already made, so the visual guide for shaping the fans was just impossible to follow. I gave up on making free-hand fans and used a guide to draw quilting lines with a chalk pencil as I went. My hand quilting skills were rusty, and quilting through some of the seam lines was a pain, but I knew everything would look fine when the quilt was completed, bound and washed. Now I just need to find a display spot for this cutie!