I thought I would update you on my ALQS quilt. This is the back: a black on black fabric. It is a bit hard to see, but I am up to the hand stitching phase of the binding.
Here's a trick: I don't use pins at this stage, I use three (3) micro binder clips. These are the smallest you can get at Office Depot. I stitch up to the first one and move it behind the third one in a leap-frog fashion. They stay put and I do not get scratched by a pin.