I'm sorry if your eyes hurt as you look at this blurred image. My eyes hurt too. This is the back of the quilt. For hand stitching, I like to pull thread through a lump of beeswax, piling it loosely inside a brown paper bag, and press the bag with a warm iron. The heat melts the wax into the thread and makes it stronger, keeps the thread from twisting and is ever so nice to make hand stitches with. Sometimes I don't even cut the thread from the spool, so it can be rewound.
It will take a couple of days to bind this quilt, then it's back to stitching inventory again. I'll stock up on lavender pillows, dolls, and a couple of small quilts, all before November shows. It sounds like fun to me, after all, it requires SEWING!