Saturday, July 31, 2010


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!  


  1. Whew, quilting on a domestic machine is rough in this HOT weather. Merde! (that is French!) it was hot today!

  2. sorry you are so hot.....I will be hot in the Texas heat too...soon.

    I love my gun that has the tabs to baste.

  3. Oh yeah, I have a gun like Barb's that uses the little plastic "price tag" thingies to baste. I like it too

  4. I'm hot, too! And so ready for winter.

    I love your dinosaur quilt. The flying geese look so perfect.

    I still baste the hard way. I tape the backing to the floor, then layer the batting and top, and scoot around on my knees (ouch!) basting with safety pins. I leave the pins open until I'm finished basting, then carefully move the quilt to a comfortable place where I can sit and close all the pins.

  5. I love the I'm Hot title....I thought perhaps you were soliciting for a "friend" LOL...sorry but that is what I thought and enjoyed the little laugh.

    Love the flying geese....beautiful. Lately I've been using Mistyfuse to baste my quilts because it goes so quickly and it takes me so long to finish a project I've decided it is a shortcut worth taking. Besides I don't like the spray basting stuff...the overspray and the smell is yucky.


  6. I love your dinosaur quilt! How did you cut the flying geese on the Go!? I love flying geese and was wondering how to cut them on the Go!.

    I suffer to baste my quilts too. Masking tape the back to the kitchen floor, layer, and pin baste.

  7. Your dinosaur quilt is fantastic... and I think my 3 young grandsons would wach love one...

    Your blog is the most interesting one I have come across yet.

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Love this quilt you are doing, wonderful

  9. Hi chicky, Just wondering, what are the plastic bits on your quilters safety pins? Do you have a link for where I can GO! get them, if they're what you referred to as quick clips please? I'm new to quilting, but already the pins slow me down! I like projects that I can GO! GO! GO! Hugs Naomi