Daunting.

Basting

So much quilt to baste!

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  • Corrie

    October 28, 2009 at 8:09 am | Reply

    WOW! How big is that quilt? It looks huge! I think this might be my favorite out of all your quilts. I absolutely love it! BTW, can’t wait for the block party quilt along to begin!

  • Kama

    October 28, 2009 at 8:58 am | Reply

    Oh, I love it! That’s awesome!

  • P.

    October 28, 2009 at 9:07 am | Reply

    Oh, this is just gorgeous! I want to know everything about it; those fabrics are awesome! My all-time favorite colors too. I am totally in love with this quilt!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    October 28, 2009 at 9:10 am | Reply

    It’s gorgeous. Like a big beautiful puzzle. But basting it? Ugh–that HAS to be my least favorite part of quilting. Good luck with that…it will all be worth it when it is quilted.

  • Jamie

    October 28, 2009 at 9:15 am | Reply

    But such a beautiful quilt! I’m sure you can’t wait until it’s finished. I’ve got some Lantern Bloom at home waiting for a project.

  • josie

    October 28, 2009 at 9:43 am | Reply

    I hate basting. Really i is the one thing that could put me off quilting. I know how lame that is but dang there has to be an easier way! Good luck however long it takes you’ll have a beautiful quilt at the end.

  • Heather

    October 28, 2009 at 9:45 am | Reply

    Your quilt is beautiful, I’ve been meaning to tell you that :) I baste my quilts like you do, I like to put on movies while I am basting, it helps a lot, then I like to lay down on the couch half way through to stretch my back out! LOL!

    When you baste, do you use the tool Kwik Klip? http://www.paulajeancreations.com/kwik-klip.html
    to help you close the pins? it’s a lifesaver, I can’t live without mine.

  • Stephanie

    October 28, 2009 at 9:50 am | Reply

    It is soooo gonna rock when you’re done, though!

  • Isa

    October 28, 2009 at 9:52 am | Reply

    It looks great! Can’t wait to see it quilted

  • marielle

    October 28, 2009 at 10:17 am | Reply

    wow that is a stunning quilt. I love the larger scale prints.

    I too use a tool for closing the pins for basting – a broken off bamboo skewer. LOL Just means more money for fabric.

  • Madison

    October 28, 2009 at 11:44 am | Reply

    Beautiful quilt, but I’m with you, I hate basting. When is someone going to come up with the Quilt Basting Fairy?

  • Jen Eskidge

    October 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Reply

    At least you don’t have to re-pin or (more likely) trim those tiny bits of carpet that get caught in the safety pins. :) Its going to looks awesome.

  • Hillary

    October 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply

    At least you’re doing it! I haven’t even made it that far on my last quilt!

  • betsy

    October 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Reply

    It is beautiful though. Well worth the time basting.

  • Crystal

    October 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    I don’t envy your basting that quilt, but it will look sooo beautiful when it is done!! :D You always do great work.

  • Tonya

    October 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Reply

    Basting is my least favorite part. I put it off forever, until I have to do it. I love this quilt, it has so much personality. Are you keeping it?

  • CitricSugar

    October 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Reply

    Basting just goes with the territory. My pin closer of choice is the teaspoon – works like a charm. If only I had a pin opener…

    The quilt is divinely beautiful – can’t wait to see how you quilt it!

  • wishes, true and kind

    October 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Reply

    Basting is one of my least favorite parts of making a quilt.

  • wishes, true and kind

    October 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply

    Thanks for the Bonzie link. What an incredible shop!

  • Leonie

    October 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Reply

    Worth it in the end though!

  • jen

    October 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Reply

    its sooo beautiful though it will be fun to see the finishing process of your hard work

  • Lori

    October 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Reply

    Love it! Bee-u-tee-ful!
    But, I *love* the pin basting. Sometimes, I feel as if it’s the most powerful hips, buns and thigh workout there is, using good form that is!
    Will you hand quilt it?

  • Kris

    October 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Reply

    everytime I see this quilt I fall in love! I can’t imagine quilting it but I’m sure you’ll do great!

  • Jackie

    October 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Reply

    Love it! But before you know it, it will all be basted and quilted. Voila, you will have a quilt.

  • Karen

    October 29, 2009 at 6:20 am | Reply

    This is gorgeous!! I love your mix of patterns and solids.

  • jacquie

    October 29, 2009 at 6:45 am | Reply

    did someone really say basting is their favorite part? my knees hurt just looking at the picture!

  • Janet

    October 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | Reply

    …and this is why I use basting spray! I admire anyone who has the patience to attach so many saftey pins. also hand sewing the back of the binding…I have no patience for that either.

  • jaybird

    October 29, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Reply

    & this would be my #1 reason i love my frame… i stick myself too much with those pins!!

  • staci

    October 30, 2009 at 8:49 am | Reply

    Beautiful!!

  • amandajean

    October 30, 2009 at 9:21 am | Reply

    i wish i could come and help! :)

  • Claire

    October 31, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    I feel your pain for basting….my solution, after two oversized queen quilts, no more…my other solution: basting adhesive spray (I found some at Jo-Ann’s for about $10 and good for several queen quilts), my best friend…works great, but you really have to take your time to made sure you don’t end up with a couple wrinkles in the middle of the quilt.

    Well good luck with the basting.

  • Lori

    November 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    For those using basting spray, does it really work for hand quilting, you know all the handling it receives?

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    November 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Reply

    It’s looking so great! Love this quilt.

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