I haven't been doing a lot of quilting lately (certainly not finishing any projects), but I have made some forward progress on a few things. Mostly making backings and basting quilts. I've been meaning to baste 45 and Life to Go for over a month now and I finally buckled down last week to do it. I had to move most of the furniture in my quilt room out of the way in order to have enough floor space. I pinned the backing easily enough, but when I laid out the batting I discovered a problem...
When I purchased the batting, I thought the package said it was 120" square. Even though I prewashed it, I didn't think it was possible for it to shrink this much. When I looked again, I saw that it was 102" x 120". The quilt itself is 109" square, so this just wasn't going to work. Fortunately I had another package of batting that was the right size that I could use. After a couple of hours, I had it together...
|45 and Life to Go Quilt - now basted|
This stuff is great! I was a little nervous to use it on such a large quilt because I've never tried it on such a big project. It took a little more than a can to baste all the layers together. I also felt like I'd been sniffing glue when I was done and my nostrils wanted to stick together. However, by morning, everything was back to normal.
And speaking of basting quilts, I also used the spray to baste this little Valentine's Day quilt. I used a layer of cotton batting and a layer of wool. I'm hoping the extra layers will give it a lot of definition once it's quilted. I still want to finish this one and have it on the wall before February 14th. (Just under 4 weeks to get it done.)
|Here's My Heart|
|Backing for Winter Wonderland|
|Backing, batting and quilt - ready to be quilted|
|Full House Roofs|
On a non-quilting front, I caught David on the scratching post the other day. I think it's the first time in 2 years he's paid any attention to it.
|David on the scratching post|
|David and Jack|
The Lord will work out his plans for my life - for your faithful love, O Lord endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me.
Psalm 138:8 (NLT)