We are back from vacation and I did a lot of stitching while we were away, but of course not nearly enough! I always seem to bring about a month's worth of projects for a 5-6 day trip! But I did get caught up on my Sweet Hearts... and then some!
I made a total of 22 hearts, along with working on the strawberry block and I also was able to get two quilts basted together. I basted the monkey baby quilt and also the bachelor buttons quilt I finished piecing.... uhhh... let's just say awhile ago. I don't have any pictures, unfortunately. But the basting went much faster without any kitty-helpers!
So, do you baste with a needle and thread, do you pin, or do you use basting spray, etc.? I would be interested to hear how you baste your quilts together. Like most quilters, it is my least favorite part of quilting. In fact I dread it! :-) Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated!
Here are the blocks I made to remember our beach vacation. Love the summer themes.
Hi, love the pics of your holiday, fabulous spot, also like the strawberry block - basting wise I use spray on anything a metre square or less, anything larger goes on my Grace hand quilting frame. Not saying I hand quilt everything (fat chance of that happening!) but it does come in handy for thread basting - or pinning - without breaking my back. I expect it will come in handy for actual quilting when I learn how to sew on a frame, and in every direction........which I can't - yet. By the way, it makes a great hammock for the cats if I leave a quilt in there! ElaineReplyDelete