Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day of Basting

     I am finally back to work this week and all the kiddos have returned to school. I spent the day sandwiching and basting the biggest piece I have in the work basket.

With the last bit of machine quilting I did, I quilted a huge wrinkle in it. Obsessive as I am, I ripped out all that stitching and re-basted. So, with this piece,  I wanted to ensure it remained wrinkle free. 

I might have overdone it on safety pins though. You can laugh but I have no time to rip things out this spring!


  1. This has a lot of promise! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  2. I have been basting with stick pins for a while now, but I may have to return to my trusty safety pins after seeing how my last two pieces turned out.

    I am curious, do you use a walking foot?

  3. Colleen, I can't wait to see this quilt finished. It's really wonderful!

    1. This looks terrific, Colleen. I gave up pins years ago and only use Mountain Mist's fusible batting. It is a joy! I think some other manufacturer makes it now, too. The batting is soft and thin and makes life soooo easy.
      Look forward to seeing the finished piece