When last I posted, this quilt was bound for borders. Then I laid out some fabrics... and then laid out some more fabrics... but this stubborn quilt vetoed every last one. So finally I let it have it's way and I pinned it up without adding any borders.
Needle and thread were set to it almost immediately. I've missed having a handwork project very much!
Traveling for most of July didn't leave me with much time to sew, but it did help me grab a couple of new states to add to my 50 states collection! I added the big flowers on the left from Georgia and the puzzle pieces on the right from Indiana.
It proved rather difficult to get to a fabric store in Indiana, as my husband and I were in Indianapolis for Gen Con. Gen Con was attended by over 61,000 people this year. That meant we were were trying to secure resources like cars and hotel rooms at the same time as a lot of other people, and our reservations kept being given away to someone else!
But we persevered and, despite all of the scheduling snafus, thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Even though Gen Con is a gaming convention, most of the events I signed up for were crafty! I started with a couple of classes on knitting and embroidery, then moved on to some more unusual classes like ribbon embroidery and scale chain-mail. The chain mail class was by far my favorite, and has a high probability of turning into another hobby!