Yay me, was all I could say when I finally finished hand quilting In Full Bloom.
What a challenge.
I used two different #8 Valdani perle cotton threads for the stitching.
I'm not fond of using a thimble when I hand quilt. I use what is called Vet Wrap. An elastic wrap bandage that comes on a roll and you can cut it to any size. I wrap my thump and needle finger to protect them and it also aids in grasping the needle to pull it through the wool.