Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's in the hoop!

Today it is cold and dark. I finished piecing the backing for the baby quilt and laid it out on the cold apartment floor.  Then I laid out and pieced the batting using thinsulate #80. I finished adding the remaining birds to the tree, went over the seams with the iron, and laid it out on top.

Though I prefer thread basting, the apartment has the power turned off, and being rather cold and dark, and seeing how nicely the quilt lay on the batting, I decided to use my pin collection to get the job done.

I have not added all the leaves, but I think it will be a lot easier than the flowers and birds, especially now that it is layered, it is easier to get those wide borders out of the way.

I will first just quilt in the ditch.

Then I will have to figure out how to quilt the larger areas and the borders.

So ... the quilt for little Phoebe is growing almost as fast as she is.
for now, it is off in the rain to choir practice. Hopefully the rain will finish before the nature hike on Saturday.


  1. Yikes! You're working with the power turned off? What happened? Must be a story there. You are so patient with your work! Enjoy your Saturday hike.

  2. Great background fabric under the tree. Hope you have power again. Too cold not to have power.

  3. It is coming along so nicely. I have some magic tape that you put on batting to join. just have the two edges very straight, but together and press the tape on, and so gently with a warm iron, press to seal them.Fusing tape maybe the name. Keep warm in that cold apartment.

  4. The cold and darkness forced you to make the choice - pins rather than thread. It is a problem that you don't have enough room elsewhere to spread out a flimsy for basting. I am sure the quilting will be fast and Phoebe soon can snuggle up with her beautiful Four Season quilt.

  5. I’m surprised you use pins for basting when you quilt by hand... don’t they interfere with the quilting hoop? Come to think of it, do you use a quilting hoop when you quilt?