The poster designed, pinned and ready to quilt.
I decided to quilt the plain background with a wood-grain motif. It isn't uncommon for me to draw my first line of quilting... then stitch.
Sure helps getting started ,,, thereafter , it's mostly irregular echo work with the occasional addition of a new "KNOT!" Variegated thread worked great for this.
I 'mitered' the quilted wood corners ... and voila.
Bound and 'sleeved' , then immediately mailed this off to Olivia's Nana ( Barbara Cohen).
The label mailed later is my rub cloth used to test inks when painting the piece.... I free motion 'wrote' with girly PINK thread. I've been wanting to use rub cloth to make labels for a good while. The idea may be lost to anyone that doesn't paint on fabric, but it was fun for me to do.