With yesterday being President's Day, my husband was home from work, and I got to work on some quilting. YAY!!!
I first had to rearrange my home a little to make some space to baste my son's quilt. What I would give to have a space like below without having to move my dining room table and chairs...
Sorry for the not so great photos...they are from my phone. For some reason I don't think I took any with my good camera.
I was completely overcome with emotions while basting this one. It was very odd. I think it was because this will be my first quilt that stays in my home. It is for my younger son and he has picked out each fabric and had a major input on the design. This one has taken me yrs to get to this point.
When I turned it over after thinking I was done, I realized that the backing was not at smooth as I would have liked. I am such a perfectionist and so I had to go back, take out the pins and fix the back. I baste with a spray baste but am always nervous about moving so I pin it also but not with a lot of pins. Once I fixed the back, I felt much better and repined. I know, lots of extra work on my part but it is what it is. A little ocd I guess. This one really has to be perfect. Now to figure out, quickly, how I am going to quilt it. Any suggestions?
Linking up with:
Randi from Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics.
Lee from Freshly Pieced.