Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Basted!

The Stash Dash Quilt is basted and ready for quilting. Since yesterday was "kitchen floor washing" day, I decided to try out Amanda's basting method. It worked out great.
Laid out and taped the backing to the floor

Layered the rest and pinned (my sore butt muscles are a testament to that)

And we're ready for quilting!

Sydney approves (for a change)

Quilt-a-long block 12 is done. This was the last block. Now to convert these into a quilt...

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17 comments:

  1. I really like the pattern of this quilt and the orange really makes it pop!

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! Your little basting helper is so cute!

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  3. are those CURVED pins? Most excellent idea!

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  4. Your quilt is wonderful! What a great idea to use the floor but I can imagine how your back must feel now.

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  5. Great looking quilt! I use the same method for basting and it does work, although it's hard on the knees.

    What fun fabric you used for the final block in the quilt a-long! Can't wait to see the your 12 blocks altogether in a quilt top.

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  6. wow the quilt looks great! I can say that basting on the floor is definitely back breaking work! But I think it's worth it.

    I have to finish up my blocks! I can't wait to put this quilt together!

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  7. I love the black, white, and orange color combination. Really lovely and vivid.

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  8. So nice! Like others here have said, I love the orange and black. If you told me you were doing an orange and black quilt, without seeing it I'd think "Halloween". But it really works! Looks great.

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  9. Love it. Orange and black, black and orange.
    Your block 12 is great. Curious to see how you will put the blocks together into a quilttop.

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  10. I plan on making Blocks 12 in the Quilt Along today. I LOVE your stash dash quilt. My quilt along blocks (for me) are black and white and I was going to bring in some red to add some spark when I put the quilt together, but now..... I am thinking orange. I am more an orange kinda girl than a red one. Thanks for sharing you pics.
    Jodie

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  11. I love that quilt...can't wait to see it once it's been quilted....gorgeous work.

    I suspect by all the work you are getting done...you must be feeling somewhat better...I certainly hope so.

    Oh...and I so relate to the "sore" butt muscles...it happens to me whenever I work out in the yard...guess maybe I should try working on projects on the floor...not only would I be accomplishing a much needed craft design...I would be firming up the buttocks at the same time...hmmmm...I see a video in our future..."sewing/crafting aerobics"...OR..."floor craft aerobics"...I'm sure there is big $$$ in that!

    blessings...
    Teresa

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  12. I think the orange works wonderfully with the black - and I am glad Syd decided to approve - she is such a generous dog!
    Maybe she will reconsider the 'truitjie' now!

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  13. Just found your blog, thanks for the basting tip. I have my first "large" quilt project underway, and I need all of the tips I can get. Are you hand quilting?

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  14. love the quilt! the orange does work well with the black and white. glad that the basting method worked for you. it isn't a fun process, I can attest to that, but it's so nice to have dependable results.

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  15. The orange and black are really striking. I love the design.
    Making that quilt sandwich is always challenging, no matter how you do it. It's good at least that you have that much floor space and such a cute supervisor!

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