I used the same floss color as on the other side and no, it doesn't show up well, but that's okay. Sometimes I want things to pop out and sometimes to only be noticeable upon closer inspection. You can see my chalk marks still, but not to worry. As the quilt continues to get handled they'll rub off and will definitely disappear in the wash.
And here's another area. I quilted in the big long bit of red. Once again, that wasn't in my game plan, but I wanted "cutie patootie" somewhere and it fit here. Can you see the chalk marks of my initial lettering? I wrote the whole phrase out and discovered that I had loads more space on the right hand side, so I rubbed chalk off and rewrote it, this time moving the letters to the right some.
I don't put many pins in during the initial baste, or at least not as many as I need. I don't have enough safety pins. As soon as I get ready to quilt in an area, I put loads more pins in. You can still see them clustered around the bottom of the block I was working on. I'll take those extras out and move them to the next spot I'm quilting.
Nothing new or exciting of note here. I get to dump out and replace all the kitty litter today - oh joy. My nose tells me it needs to be done, so no more procrastinating.