For those of you who are new to my blog, I like to quilt my entire background before beginning the details of the piece. I relate it to the canvas of a painter and prepare it first before I begin. Even though much of it will be covered it still saves a lot of time in the end because there is no stopping and starting, or any quilting around the details of the piece which can be difficult and very time consuming. I choose to do it this way, you do not have to. We all must find what works for us. I believe in that in all aspects of my art.