The top came to me with all the sashings and borders already lightly pencil marked for quilting. The appliqued/embroidered blocks are also marked in blue ink, part of the original block pattern. I suspect they may have been meant to be embroidered. After all these years I'm not sure those blue markings will come out completely so I decided to use big stitch quilting and try to cover as much of the blue as possible with the green Presencia No. 8 pearl cotton. This is what it looked like after a little while quilting last evening.
No expectations about finishing this one very soon, in fact it will probably come out of the hoop several times as higher priority projects are ready ... or as I get bored with this one. Except for the green pearl cotton big stitch quilting in the blocks the remainder will be done with regular old-fashioned white thread quilting to outline the appliques and in the sashings and borders. But it is nice to have a project back in the floor hoop again.