How I finished off the curved lines from the dark background as I got down to the lower quarter entering the white show. I turned the final curve of the line 'downfall' into a directional meander some of which entered in the completely white snow area. Not too much I hope... just enough to tie the two areas together.
The final thing I do before binding and adding a sleeve and back label is sign my name. I use a 40 wt thread.... mark a water soluble blue marker line on the quilt top..... quilt each name forward.. then backtracked for better definition. I picked this up from Ruth McDowell. It works well for me. .
There you have it... but for the bit of keystoneing in my photography... here you can see the final quilt. I think I may need to create a class for this piece... one that allows students to add there own special memories on the great coat!!! Whaddaya think?