Saturday, June 10, 2017

Basting Day

I organised a basting day today for members of my quilting guild. One other quilter brought along a top to baste, and a couple of other members came along to help.
We had a productive morning. I got my Grand Illusion basted (this month's UFO). In the background is a lovely quilt of little scrappy houses, also basted and ready to quilt. It was fun, and the work went quickly because there were extra hands to help. I am planning another day in a couple of months, and hope more members will take advantage of the opportunity.

Back home the sun was shining, and my liquidambar was looking fantastic:
But the air was cold, and today's hexagon is another cyan one.

Later this afternoon I started the quilting:
It is such a busy piecing design, I'm quilting the centre with a simple Baptist fan arc pattern. I completed one pass across before it was time to stop for the day.


  1. I love that baptist fan ruler. Can't wait to see it finished. It is a big quilt.

  2. What a beautiful quilt--I think that the fan pattern is just perfect...hugs, Julierose

  3. How do you find learning to use the quilt rulers with a domestic machine? I tend to quilt straight lines or gentle curves marked from a stencil, but wondering if l should try a ruler?

  4. Very clever to have a basting day. Basting is such a stumbling block. The ease of getting the job done may encourage the others to quilt their own tops.

  5. A fab idea, a basting day. It is not a job that I like but if there are others to help, then great.