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WIP Wednesday – Hand Basting My Scrappy Nine Patch

Posted by supermom on May 25, 2011

Over the weekend, I got the flying zebra baby quilt and one of the child-sized quilts hand basted.

This shows the fabric that I chose for the back of the flying zebra quilts and also what the hand basting looks like from the back.

Dave’s away on a contract for a few days, which means that it won’t matter if I have a larger quilt taking up residence on the dining room table for a day or two, so I decided to baste my scrappy nine patch.

Last night, with the help of our son who is home from college for the summer, I got the back and front rolled up neatly around the 1X4 basting boards and then got those rolled out a few inches and arranged on the table with the batting in between. (Forgot to take a picture of that, but will on the next quilt)

This morning, I started the hand basting.

By noon I had almost 1/3 of it basted.

At which time, I remembered that it was the 25th and I hadn’t posted the next post in my Christmas on a Budget Series.   So if you’ve been following along with the series, be sure to check back later this evening.

This post has been added to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

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WIP Wednesday – Baby Quilt

Posted by supermom on April 6, 2011

Now that one of the larger secret Christmas projects is finished, I’ve decided to pull out an old WIP.  I made this baby quilt top a little over three years ago.

Three years is a long time to wait to be quilted.

Here you can see that I fussy cut all the squares for with teddy bears.

I actually made two of these; one with teddies on a yellow background and this one on the green because I wasn’t sure which I wanted to send to Dave’s granddaughter when she was born.  I ended up sending the yellow (on her second birthday).  That one was so easy to quilt once I got a walking foot for my machine.  If only I’d gotten the walking foot sooner, she’d have had her quilt sooner.   Thank goodness I made them large enough that they’ll work on a toddler bed too.

This one has been in the drawer waiting to be finished.

Yesterday, I pulled it out and then started cutting the pieces for the backing and sewing them together.

Pieced quilt backing

Now I just need to cut the batting to size.  I’m using flannel drapery lining for the batting so that the quilt isn’t too heavy.

Once I get that done, I can start basting.  I’m going to use this quilt to practice Sharon Schamber’s hand basting method.   I pinned the yellow one when I quilted it, but found that I didn’t like having all those pins everywhere.  I’m hoping I like this method better.   Sharon has a couple of videos demonstrating how she hand bastes.


This post has been added to the WIP Wednesday link party over at Freshly Pieced.

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