I spent last evening - about 2 1/2 hours - hand quilting on the nine patch star quilt. My fingers are toughing up to the point that my iPhone sometimes doesn't work because it doesn't sense that it is a fingertip touching it. LOL! Sometimes I have to use my pinky since it is not calloused. Here is a picture of the back. It's getting there!
I still have not received my Essex fabric yet. The package is in a town that is 16 miles away and delivery is scheduled for tomorrow.