Saturday, October 20, 2012

Basted!

I know, I know...I fell off the face of the earth again. I've been sort of busy. Sort of. But really, I haven't done much sewing or anything really exciting worth posting about.

But yesterday, I basted Swoon!

Finally!




I packed up everything and took it to work so I could lay out this monster (92" square) on a classroom floor. And then I realized I'd left the backing fabric at home on my ironing board. Duh.

So, I brought it home and laid it out on the dining room floor - after removing the furniture! I had to work very carefully because I didn't want to poke pins into the hardwood floor.

I managed to keep Abby and Derby out of the dining room for most of the basting event, but when I was done...


She's claimed it as her own. Ha!

Now to quilt this... See you in about 6 months.


10 comments:

Lynne said...

Wow! It's huge! It would truly be a six month quilting project for me!

PS how is your daughter enjoying her new school?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow! I will wait patiently to see it finished. :)

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow what a mammoth task! Look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Michelle said...

That is going to be such a pretty quilt! And I envy you your floor space. :-)

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful!!

Sherri said...

It's just gorgeous...you must be so happy to be at this stage!

bloominworkshop said...

LoL! "See you in 6 months" - We sometimes joke about that with friends & relatives that we don't get to see very often.

Your Swoon is lovely! I bet it feels good to be nearing the finish line.

Thimbleanna said...

Looking' good Rachel! I hate basting - isn't it a relief to have that job done?

Megan said...

Looks great so far! Hooray for forward progress!! I've finally trained my dog not to tread on my quilts while I baste them, so instead he lounges on the floor behind me "grumbling," obviously affronted at being chastised and ignored.