It feels like it has been all basting all the time around here, but that was really just Monday night.
Since last Wednesday I have finished putting the sleeve on HST Journey and dropped it off at the gallery to be hung (the opening is Saturday, I can’t believe it!)
On Saturday I also finished my Waterfront Park top, pre-washed some more backing for another Nani Iro quilt and felt relatively productive.
On Sunday I went to a sew-in with the Montgomery County Modern Quilt Guild and stitched all of my cut up Nani Iro pieces into quilt blocks and rows for the quilt that will stay with me. I was wiped out by the time I got home but I forced myself to make the back even before the top was all together. I think that’s a first for me. I hate dealing with huge sheets of fabric so I routinely put off making backing if I can help it.
The backing is 9 yards (give or take) of Anna Maria Horner Social Climber in teal. I had been saving it since last summer for something special and I’m glad I saved it for this.
On Monday in prep for the MoCo meeting on Tuesday I stitched together the Nani Iro top.
I then started basting. I wanted to get at least the Denise Schmidt throw and the smaller of the two Nani Iro quilts basted, but since I had the backing done I forced myself to finish basting the third one after midnight.
I’m glad I did because even with spray basting it was a pain. I’m not super happy with the basting job on the larger of the Nani Iro quilts because I couldn’t get the backing really tight (not enough floor space) so it’s a bit wrinkly. It’s for me though, so I can live with it.
I’m planning spiral quilting on both of the Nani Iro quilts and possibly a crosshatch for the DS quilt. I’m not sure if I’ll extend it out into the borders or do something different. Opinions?
Anyway, here’s my list!
Waterfront Park top – 2/15 (blocks made, need to stitch into a top, no progress this week) Finish hanging sleeve for HST Journey and drop off at gallery – 2/8
- Design, make block, and post do. Good Stitches Nurture Circle March Quilt – 2/28
- Make a back for Waterfront park, baste, quilt, bind – 3/15
Make a back for the Chicopee Checkerboard top that Amy gave me, get it sandwiched, quilted, and bound. – 3/15 (basted! needs to be quilted, and bound)
- Nani Iro Wedding Quilt – 3/31 (basted! needs to be quilted, and bound)
- Nani Iro quilt for me – 3/31 (basted! needs to be quilted, and bound)
- Nani Iro giant star – 3/31 (no progress this week. Need to cut shot cotton pieces and figure out border size)
- Nani Iro Baby Quilt – 3/31 (no progress this week)
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!