There hasn't been too much time this month for a quilting project -- and it looks like July will be just as busy.
But - I have managed to find a few hours here and there to make some progress on my "Ice Cream Quilt"
It's all basted -- with a wonderful soft wool batting that's a dream to quilt. I wanted to play around with the quilting on this one. I thought I'd do some machine quilting and some hand quilting, using different colors and different threads, some perl cotton and some embroidery floss.
The hand work has turned out to be much more fun than the machine quilting, so I don't think I'll be adding too many more machine quilted lines. The closer I get to the outer edges, the bigger the chance is that I may change my mind on that. We'll see.
I didn't set a goal to finish this one in June -- only to get it basted and start the quilting. I feel like I've met that goal and anything else that gets done on it in June is a bonus.
The big news is that I've gone 37 days without buying any fabric. Amazing! I have had to empty a few online shopping carts during that time.