I have been working on so many things at once that I thought it was time to show the antique again.
I have made good progress….but compared to the very simple big stitching I have done lately this is very slow work.
I still had the last quilt on the floor when I decided to bast then next one. Teddy took the opportunity to pose on it before I got to work on the next one.
I always do my basting on the floor. I start by tacking the backing to the floor
I am trying a new batting.
It is thicker than their other battings and has no scrim.
will see how hard it is to quilt! I wanted to try it because I really do like the feel of a heavy quilt.
Smooth out the batting over the backing. and then the top goes on top of that.
and now I pin. Some people pin like crazy….I don’t use very many, 90 for the whole quilt.
It really is very simple and a full sized quilt like this takes less than 30 minutes start to finish.
Ready to give the hand quilting a try. I take out any pins in the hooped area before I start.
Next time I will show the quilting and let you know how the batting is working.