I selected a multi-colored thread and am pleased with the way it dodges in and out of view on both the warm orange/red tones and the cool purple/blue/green colors.
I trimmed the batting edges last night and am about to attach the binding with my Pfaff today while waiting for my son, his wife, and their dog Snoopy to arrive after their drive up from Southern California for the weekend. This holiday weekend will be an ideal time to for me to kick back and do the hand-stitching while they are out doing young folk things (friend's wedding, etc.). I think this quilt will be a treat. Snoopy agrees.