I don't know why I ever think there will be time in the quilting room in August. The second half of the month has got to be one of the busiest times of the year!
All Grayed Down in the hoop
Thankfully, every couple evenings I have been able to drag the hoop out and relax to the rhythmic in and out of needle and thread. The applique blocks are being stitched in a freehand baptist fan pattern and everything else is some form of a simple (traditional) echo type quilting. It seems to suit this quilt to a T and it makes me very happy. Which is good. If the hand quilting is not doing it's job, then well, what's the point?
Simple hand quilting
I had big plans to head over to Reardon this coming weekend for the outdoor Buggy Barn quilt show and it's looking more and more like a 'not happening plan'. Such a bummer. I love that quilt show to pieces. Kids these days. Whatever happened to moms making the family plans anyway?*wink