My fingers are rather stiff from all the micro work, but I anticipate being done in about 8 more hours. Here is the progress so far:
I think my friend will be happy. As Gayle pointed out, I changed my mind midstream from quilting the rings with continuous curve to not quilting them and instead stitching in the ditch and microfill around unquilted areas. This way, the rings pop out nicely and complement the quilted sections.
Off to rest my fingers… LOL! Carla