Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pin Basted

The boys have been at a friends lake cabin for the weekend, and my girl was out babysitting, and my husband was busy studying (he starts training this week to learn how to fly a 737-800) so I had some time on my hands and the house was very quiet. That NEVER happens around here, so I seized the moment!

I moved the rug from the front hall, and layed out the backing for the selvage quilt I made quite a while ago. Once I got the backing taped down...

I layed out the batting and got it nicely smoothed out...

Then I placed the quilt top on it...

And started pinning, and just a couple hours later...

It was all pin basted!

I'm calling this one COMPOST PILES because the gardener in me can't help but think of sevlages as a quilter's compost. I mean really, it usually gets thrown away, but it can be turned into something useful, just like composting the trimmings in my garden!

Well, it makes sense in my mind anyhow.

Can't wait to start quilting it now!


  1. I love the name you selected! The quilt is just beautiful. I'm looking forward to see how you are going to quilt it.

    1. Thank you! I'm not sure how I will quilt it, but I'll just decide as I go! :)

  2. what a beautiful quilt! love the colors and pattern. i only have room to baste my quilts on the floor in front of my front door so i too am always waiting for that window of opportunity when i have the house to myself.:)

    1. Thank you so much! I am having fun quilting it.


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