May 21, 2009

They can pin baste can you?

These are my girls. Kitty is the Calico and Tiny is Grey and Peach, they are both rescues, but that's a story for another day. While I would prefer they keep their critiques and their paws to the side, they couldn't resist this super soft quilt. I've been out of basting spray for a little while now, and while I'd love to have more... Shoot, I'd love a bottomless bank for my quilty desires.

I went ahead and took the plunge as you can see I've pin basted the purple Carpenter's Wheel Quilt, I'm in the process of machine quilting it at the 55" square size. Since I first started the Carpenter's Wheel I knew I wanted to quilt it along the parallelograms, so that's what I'm doing. This means more work turning the quilt in the machine, but that's okay. So far I have the center quilted and some work done further out from the center. My brain thinks it would have been easier to simply hand quilt it, but with the machine embroidery on the back... I just can't imagine trying to get the needle through it, and of course it helps that past experience has taught me machine quilting doesn't show much over top of an embroidered piece.


Vicki said...

Kitty & Tiny are adorable. There is just something about cats and quilts. My two always seem to come out of hiding whenever the quilting comes out.

I love the piecing that you have done on your Carpenter's Wheel Quilt. You have some great 3D effects.

Serena said...

I can't wait to see this one finished!! So pretty.

Shelly said...

If they want to lay on it, they should have to help baste it! LOL. Good kitties.

I just love this quilt and can't wait to see it done.

Heather said...

Put those kitties to work girl! LOL That quilt is turning out wonderfully!