Rob came back from his visit with his Mom this week and I could tell that we missed one another by how cheerful our banter was the rest of the week. Saturday morning brought us different priorities and while he mowed the yard, which practically needed a hay baler because of all the rain we got, and I got started quilting.
I'm not sure why I felt so intimidated to sit down and quilt, but I was putting it off and picking up multiple other projects to avoid it. But quilt, I must. I pulled out the arc quilt and got started on some echo work. I had a different plan, but as I executed it, I realized that there was a better plan, so I switched to that. On Saturday, I got 7 rows of echo quilting all the way around the arc quilt. That took several hours.
At first, I was just going round and round the whole quilt and that was kind of a pain to drag around and I realized that I could have the overlapping intersections if I changed to quilting one arc at a time. All the quilting around the arcs uses this overlapping outline to create a beautiful effect that accentuates the piecing, and it worked perfectly to apply that around the outside the arcs as well. I had gone around twice by then, so I went to the corners and added the short bits to the ends of the lines that created that effect and then started working them that way in round three.