Yesterday I layered the stacked-coins quilt
(I really need to get a name for it!).
I pieced together this backing out of some
black/white fabric that I've had FOREVER--YAY!
It matched the theme perfectly
and I was extremely happy to move it out!
I didn't have quite enough so I pieced in some black
(I really don't like solids anyway, so move it out!).
Don't you LOVE this patching idea that
seems to be really popular?
Makes my job of "using what I have"
Now, here's how I put a quilt together.
I know there are other ways
but this seems to work well for me.
First I slide over our dining room table
and then go to work
taping the bottom layer down first.
With the piecing of the backing, I came up
with this little method of making sure
the front was in line with the back.
I use masking tape to mark a "line-up" point
on the top and bottom of the back.
...making sure it's long enough to stick out
from under the batting.
I'll then line these up to one of the strips
of "coins" on the top of the quilt.
And now....we'll interrupt this wonderful time
set aside for basting a quilt together
for a wee little, ahem, blooper.
WHAT WAS I THINKING???
Here's the batting that I bought....and
on top of it? That's my quilt.
Hanging over about an inch. OY!
I can honestly say that I've never
done this one before. Sigh.
(Do Fons & Porter ever do these things???)
SO, stop everything and run to the store....
So, yes, I was basting along *baste, baste*
and there it was. Upside down.
Those darned white-on-white fabrics!
Nope, haven't done this one before either.
I tried hard to be optimistic here.
Well, it WAS right on the outside
and therefore somewhat easy to fix.
In fact, it only took me about 20 mins.
It really could've been worse. Which
has me thinking: all of those link parties
out there...I need to figure those out
and then maybe I should have a
craft and/or quilting bloopers linky!
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors
and laugh at them in our turn?"
--Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
But maybe it's not a good idea to focus on our errors?
Well, I have a date with my
sewing machine and I'm already late.