Well, I finished up the machine quilting on the Canine. I am going to go ahead and bind it now.
I still have not done anything on the legs, inner ears, or nose as far as quilting. I really like those areas unquilted, but I am not sure it will stay that way. I may do the hand stitching, but I can do that after it is bound.
I also decided to just leave the space in the foreground rather than cropping it away. I sort of feel that since the cropping is close on the sides, that kind of places him on the ground rather than making it seem like he is floating.