I am finally quilting my Spring Basket Quilt top! I’ve had the top sewn, pieced and ready to sandwich since July, but I’ve just been busy doing other sewing. I guess you could say I’ve been procrastinating. I love sewing and creating, and I love quilting small projects. It’s just the big ones overwhelm me. I can see why some of us have many quilt tops done and ready to finish, but just don’t seem to get to them. This is a gift, so I have to finish it.
This week-end I put 4 large tables together, that we borrowed for a fall get-together we recently had, in the garage. It was a perfect fall day and being we just had the gathering, the garage was nice and clean. We will have to have a get-together next time I want to sandwich a quilt. Anyway, I enlisted the help of my family to finally get the quilt top sandwiched. It is my first attempt at using spray glue to hold the layers together. I am sold on this method! It worked great. I used Warm & White cotton batting. I made sure my layers were smooth and wrinkle free before I started to sew. Now I am not getting picked with pins. I think it may take me a while to get it finished, but I’ve got time. Happy Quilting! Kathryn
The quilt top is about 100″ x 130″ and is so heavy! I wanted to do some fancy stitching, but I’m not sure I will be able to. I love using my new machine (Janome Horizon 7700) for quilting. The large throat space is so nice.