Friday, November 18, 2011

This weekend's quilt project

I've had this top for a few months, just have to quilt it. I'm stretching it today. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby Shower 2

Today, I basted. Well, I'm actually still basting, but it's such a cute quilt I couldn't resist a couple more pics.

All stretched, but haven't started basting yet and...

About 3/4 basted. I baste with needle and thread, about 3-4" apart, on my kitchen table. And, yes, I use a spoon. I keep this particular spoon in my 'basting kit' along with the clamps, masking tape, and gray thread. The spoon protects my 'receiving hand' so that when I push the needle through the fabric, I use the spoon to press down, under the needle, so when I tilt it up the tip goes into the spoon's bowl instead of my finger. Learning the 'spoon technique' saved a lot of time, and a lot of sore fingertips. ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baby Shower

One of my best friends' daughter is having a baby shower this weekend. Since I just got my sewing room set up, I'm terribly behind on just about everything, but I managed to piece this today.

It's from a Moda Bakeshop pattern and is pretty easy. The prairie points do take awhile though. :)