Sunday, January 6, 2008

Ready for quilting


I decided to use muslin for the border. It's not fancy and it's not colorful, but it honestly looks really good. I'm going to use navy blue for the binding and tie it all together.

I spent most of yesterday sewing up the back, laying it out, trying to keep kids and cats off of it, and basting it. I'm a firm believer that more basting is better. This thing is so solid right now you could use it without it being quilted.

I tried out the walking foot on a muslin and batting sandwich and it works great. Now I just need to move the machine in the dining room, butt it up against the dining table, and get sewing.

Part of me really wants to hand quilt this, but the realistic part of me knows that I'd never get it done.


Nancy Jo said...

That is one pretty quilt, wish I could do that! Where are you going to put it?
Happy new year to you and your family.
Nancy Jo

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Can't wait to see photos of the finished product! lol

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

I'm slowly making my way through this. I had originally hoped to get it done before the semester starts, but that's not happening.

Nancy Jo, I think we'll use it in the basement once we get it cleaned up and a den area made.