Since every single comment suggested leaving the quilt as it is, I began pinning this morning. After a false start (I forgot the batting, duh) I am half finished. I'll finish pinning after lunch but then I need to do a bit of thinking about how I will quilt it. I may try to texture the animals a bit but I've never done that before so I'm not sure how it will look. Of course, I've never done most things on this quilt so that shouldn't be a problem. My three-year-old grandson thinks it's his so maybe he won't be too fussy about the quilting quality.
Clare asked about the view out my studio windows. It's not a very sunny day and two of the windows have screens so the pictures aren't as good as they could be but here they are anyway.
This is to the North where there is half a mile of bush with a deep ravine and a small creek. There are lots of different plants there and it's cool and shady in the summer. Since it has rained pretty well steadily for two weeks, the grass was very long and needs to be mowed twice. This is after the first mowing. All the rows will disappear after the second mowing and it will look like a lawn again. Unfortunately, it has started to rain again.
This one is looking through the screen, SouthEast toward the house. This is the view from the window in front of my sewing machine.
This one is looking west up the hill. It is much steeper than it looks and from the top you can see for miles and miles. We live on the shore of a pre-historic lake bed so it's very flat to the East. Once you get to the top of the hill it is flat again. I'll post pictures from up there another day.