Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday--I actually basted something! I might actually finish a quilt

I hate basting. Really, really hate basting a quilt. I don't have a guild or group of friends near me that quilt that would be willing to help me (I believe good company makes annoying tasks more enjoyable), so I bit the bullet the other night and laid it out, smoothed everything a million times, and started pinning. 

I couldn't procrastinate, because my little Houdini decided she wanted to be in her crib and climbed in on her own. Still not quite sure how she did it, but I was the only one home with her and I didn't lift her in. So, we converted the crib into a toddler bed that night. And bought her a really flat pillow the following day. Well, then she needed a pillow case to match the sheet I made her for her bed!

I've finished piecing the top and the quilting in the center of my daughter's big girl bed quilt, now I just have to do the borders. Thankfully, I seemed to do an okay job on the basting. I only have one small little pucker on the back. Did I mention, I hate basing? Maybe if I had a different method or more space to do it in, it wouldn't be so bad.

I'm also mostly finished my quilt design. All the curved pieces can be cut with the AccuQuilt GO drunkard's path dies. What do you think?

Full Quilt

Corner Detail

Also in the works, is a pan of strata muffins to use up some stale bread. The only downside to making homemade bread is that it only stays fresh for a couple of days and we tend to not quite make it through a full loaf.

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I so agree with you; I would love to have someone help with these things. Or help someone else. Much more fun!!
I love your quilt design...makes me want that die.....hmmmmmmmm

Mary Ann said...

I love your quilt design. I had to laugh as I was babysitting my granddaughter last Friday and the little imp managed to climb out of her crib. Once they start that you're in big trouble:)

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt design. It's so bright and vibrant! And I hear you on the homemade bread. It tastes so much better, but we never seen to finish a loaf in time.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Whew! thats scary when the little ones climb and you kinda miss it, my son climbed up a trellis in a public garden once and I wondered what people were pointing at! My son! Love your quilt design. Orange is the colour of the Year!

LynCC said...

Hey, your design is REALLY cool :D Good luck with your newly upward-mobile monkey!