Don't get excited now.......this is not one of "those" sites .....tee hee.......This is my blog about sewing, quilting, fabrics, and showing off my projects. BUT, I am HOT!! Read on, my friends and you'll see why! (Since I won my GO cutter from AccuQuilt, I just have to capitalize the word GO all the time now!)
Today's plan...Ok..... it's time to get this dinosaur quilt ready to quilt tomorrow. The top is finished, just got to get it layered and ready to GO. Remember those flying geese I made using my new GO cutter?? Now you'll get to see them in the quilt...well, almost.
I had to GO to the LQS to buy the batting first.
Well, actually.......I had to get something to eat first before GOing to the LQS. So, drove thru Sonic and bought a chilil cheese coney dog and cherry limeade....yum!
Might as well look around the LQS while I'm there......right? Ohhhh! Yeah! mmmmh! That one is beautiful, ...feel....touch....sigh! Oh my gosh, how the time just slips by when you're looking/feeling fabrics. Jeez! I've still got to GO to the post office to mail those packages. Ok..back home.
Wouldn't you know I probably picked the hottest day we've had this summer to lay this quilt out on my dining room table to layer, & baste it. My dining room is the hottest room in my house, 'cause it has two large windows that get all of the Sun in the afternoons. There are mini-blinds up at those windows, but it really doesn't hold out this HOT Texas sun. Oh, why oh why....didn't I GO and get those pull down shades before summer came?
I had to press the top, steam the batting, press the backing......layed it all out on the table. Ok..ready. Now, where's that new can of spray for basting?? Where's my quilt pins for basting? Where's the tape? Oh..drats, am out of masking tape. Well, package tape will just have to do. Gosh...I'm thirsty!
It's HOT....HOT!....HOT! Do I really need all of these tools to do this?
What is your favorite way to baste a quilt to get it ready to quilt? I use basting spray and my small quilt pins with my Quick Clip. I do not like to baste with needle & thread by hand, and I don't have a long arm quilting machine. I use my Janome 6500.
Awwwwwww! It's about 2 HOT...HOT hrs. later, and it's ready to be quilted. (I had to take several breaks and drink lots of iced tea.) Whew!
You'll get to see the completed quilt in another post. BTW...I'm still HOT!