Back to basting.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to finish up the zig zag quilt.  Wow.  That was just written in April.  It seems like that was a lifetime ago!  Though it is already August.  Er.  Almost September.  Anyway.  

I finished the quilt top last weekend I guess, and I decided yesterday after getting the required chores done, I’d baste it.  Only the fabric that I had picked out and bought, and prewashed (a plaid flannel that matched the colors on the front) was too small.  I think it was mostly due to the prewashing.  Apparently flannel shrinks a lot.  So, I had to make an emergency trip to JoAnn’s!  I decided to go with a simple back.  White to be exact, and got some fabric for the binding.  I’m thinking a solid blue but I also got some more of the blue dots on white in case I don’t like the solid binding.  

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Anyway, I basted it, and am in the midst of quilting.  I decided (along with some helpful input from my husband) to do some straight lines on the diagonals.  I’ve never done this before, but stippling just wouldn’t have looked right.  

The straight lines are not as forgiving as the stippling, so I’m a little paranoid, but have decided to just let my perfectionist inclinations fall by the wayside and take it for what it is.  A handmade quilt.  The love in it is what matters right?  Not perfect straight lines…. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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3 Comments on “Back to basting.”

  1. Meagan Says:

    I have to quilt my zig-zag quilt, too, and I’m wondering how to do it. You’re lucky to have a husband who will give input on such things–my man just shrugs his shoulders when I ask such things.

  2. Theresa Says:

    The straight diagonal lines are looking really good actually. And also, that husband thing was a blip. Usually I get a shrug too!

  3. melissa Says:

    great picture!


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