Friday, October 1, 2010
I think basting is my least favorite part of the quilting journey. (Ha Ha, big surprise) I've heard a lot about basting spray, and I've been toying with the idea of trying it, but it's just one of those things that hasn't happened yet. I do all my basting on the kitchen floor because I tape the backing down, and the kitchen is the only tapeable surface around here. Baby tries to grab the pins, and 3-year-old must have some tape of his own to put onto every surface. I suppose I should do it during nap-time. But I love the way my boy's face lights up when I say "we're gonna pin a quilt now". He loves to hand me pins, and pulls the tape off the edges when we're done.
The other day I returned from the nursery after changing a smelly pamper mid-quilt. I noticed the sun streaming in on this partially basted quilt and my little orange pin canister sitting there so happy. I had to show you this picture, not because it's anything special, but to me it signifies everything I love about this hobby of mine. And it's a sneak peak of Rainbow Quilt #2. (Those big empty brown spaces are getting some happy-colored hand stitching)
I have another toddler bed/lap size quilt basted and ready to quilt...
...piecing the back for my Hopeful Circles...
...and dreaming of new projects...I hope I have the self denial to finish these up before I even LOOK at anything new!
Should be back with some finished projects soon.