This quilt is done! I finished the top last fall, but I dragged my feet on the quilting. I wasn't sure I wanted to hand quilt it, but luckily for me, I met a new longarm quilter who was the perfect person for the job.
Erin of Ad Astra Quilting is a local Des Moines quilter and a new friend. She and I met at a quilt group meeting last fall, and when I was ready to get this quilt done and hire my first longarmer to finish something, I turned to her. She and I met to go over design options, and was extremely helpful in helping me figure out what I wanted. She helped me pick out a great pattern with squares on point, which perfectly matches the design of the quilt — and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results.
Erin wrote a wonderful blog post about this quilt and her process. Check it out if you want to read more about the quilting!