Friday, March 30, 2012

A New way of Basting least for me, not sure if other people do it this way or not?

I have always, always had problems when it comes to basting the quilt, no matter what I do I constantly have creases.....usually at least one mega one.  I typically bast my quilts on the floor, tape the ends down and layer the "quilt sandwich"....which is how I was taught, but it has never worked well for me.

Today....I wanted to bast this quilt that I'm working on just for me!!!!  but my back hurts and I twisted my knee, so crawling across the floor to pin bast it didn't seem like the brightest I thought, taping it to the wall might be better!

So....busted out some pant hangers and decided the best wall space was the laundry room doors.....taped the bottom layer to the wall, then taped down the batting, and then put the quilt top on and pin basted.
I should start quilting it tonight, so hopefully this new way works and no mega creases!!!!!  Fingers crossed!

Close up of my soon to be for me quilt!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's Been a While

You know, life gets in the way and you get distracted and stuff right???  I have been "not" sewing for almost a year, other then a little off and on and other then gifts for people....but finally I am back in the game and sewing and quilting just for the fun of it!  Imagine that!
I was also horrible at keeping up with my last blog, so this is me, trying to get back into the virtual world and be a good girl and keep up with things!

I got off to a good start, I went to the Lancaster PA quilt show with the Baltimore Modern Quilt guild and my dear friend Heather who I met on flickr...and we had a blast!  I felt so excited and inspired all day......I figured why not splurge on get a new machine...and let's not be frugle,  let's make it a Bernina!!!!

So say hello to Bernadette

And if a new sewing machine wasn't amazing enough......we actually met Jay McCarroll!!!!  I almost passed out!  He was so so nice and he talked to us for a while, which was totally cool of him, since he was on his way to meet his sister.  Such a good sport!!!!  Love you Jay! we go......let's jump in with both feet!!!!