Visitors were here from Australia last week, and I invoked the usual visitors rules - baste a quilt, earn your G & T! I could tell Monica she wasn't thrilled about it (she's a sporty type in real life) but she got me over the worst of it.
Don't you think a quilt looks so neat and tidy when it's basted? You may notice it's stitch basted, rather than pinned. Possibly, just possibly, I may be going to hand quilt this one. The hoop is on order. I know lots of you hand quilt without a hoop, but I have arthritis in my hand, and what little hand quilting I've done, leaves me with quite a lot of pain. Lets hope the hoop helps.
And in anticipation of the next visitors in September, I finished my baby boy quilt (which needs a name please)
So now I'm of to deal with several kilos of shallots which need pickling!