Leah's samples are stitched at 1/4" scale, but I blew that up to about 2" x 4".
I practiced first on some paper and then a scrap sandwich.
From the back, here are the first few coffee beans on the actual quilt. Making the ovals is the hardest part. Some of these look more like baked potatoes, but that's okay, 'cause I know my brother likes those too :).
I used a variegated thread in coffee-with-cream colors. One quarter is completely done and I'm feeling very positive about how this is quilting design is going so far. This needs to get shipped to Ted before the temperatures in Arizona reach triple digits. I better hurry!