After all the careful hand-stitching on these blocks, I probably should have taken the time to hand-quilt this too. But there is something to be said for machine quilting. Especially when the stitching is done "in the ditch". That is, hidden in the seams. Hidden, being the operative word here. And it's fast--and I am all for moving this project along now. I'm cutting bias strips today for it, and then making pickles. Yep, it's that time again and I've got baskets bulging with garden bounty that needs to be put up. Plus a list of other seasonal tasks to tackle. Summer is winding down, but I'm still running, it seems. Hopefully, I'll have a finished state flower quilt to show for it soon.