Monday, April 7, 2014

Back to basting...

as there seems to be a line-up of tops waiting to be quilted. :o)


However, more fabric temptation popped into  my mailbox this morning, so it's taking major restraint to plod ahead on finishing when I want to set my rotary cutter into action on some new projects.

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  1. Oh I know what you mean about wanting to start a new project. I recently found a pattern for really pretty version of a Double Irish Chain quilt and I am so wanting to start cutting fabric. But I have that pesky promise to myself not to start any new projects until my book is finished. I'm getting so close!!

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  2. Isn't the dealio (I'm so hip, haha) 60 minutes of finishing grants you 30 minutes of working on something new? :) The numbers can be arranged to suit your requirements - they could even be reversed to 30/60, if that works better ;)

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  3. I'd advise you to stay focused on the finish line! Think how good it will be to have this pretty one quilted and bound! It's just the basting that's tedious! I know you can do it! Besides those maple leaves look really pretty and would suit my autumn home! ;-))

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  4. Do you mind basting? That used to be my least favourite thing when I used to sew... back in the dinosaur age. LOL

    My mom loved/loves to sew. I never was as enthusiastic as her...or you!

    But I sure can admire....

    Katherine, was it you a long time ago that encouraged me to try knitting again? I tried one last time and then waved the white flag. It's just not for me.

    But I love to admire the beautiful work of other artists with yarn and needles.





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  5. Love the look of your quilt ; )

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  6. I couldn't agree more. If there was an easier way to sandwich, the layers, I wouldn't have a backlog of tops, ready for that step. It's more fun to start a new quilt. The quilt, you've shown, is a beauty (as usual). I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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  7. Basting isn't fun, I agree there! Your new fabric will wait...

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  8. I love the background you used on these blocks. It looks like orange wind your leaves are blowing around on.

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  9. lovely top - finish it quick to start new ones ;-)

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  10. Oh the tops pile up around here! I don't dislike the quilting part, and I spray baste these days so that's not an onerous chore anymore, so I don't know why. I think I just prefer the early stages like fabric selection (my fave part!), the cutting and the piecing. Bad habit I've gotten myself into, thinking of a top being finished when it's just a top.

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