Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Finally Basted

With yesterday being President's Day, my husband was home from work, and I got to work on some quilting. YAY!!!
I first had to rearrange my home a little to make some space to baste my son's quilt. What I would give to have a space like below without having to move my dining room table and chairs... 
Sorry for the not so great photos...they are from my phone. For some reason I don't think I took any with my good camera.
I was completely overcome with emotions while basting this one. It was very odd. I think it was because this will be my first quilt that stays in my home. It is for my younger son and he has picked out each fabric and had a major input on the design. This one has taken me yrs to get to this point.
When I turned it over after thinking I was done, I realized that the backing was not at smooth as I would have liked.  I am such a perfectionist and so I had to go back, take out the pins and fix the back.  I baste with a spray baste but am always nervous about moving so I pin it also but not with a lot of pins. Once I fixed the back, I felt much better and repined. I know, lots of extra work on my part but it is what it is. A little ocd I guess. This one really has to be perfect. Now to figure out, quickly, how I am going to quilt it. Any suggestions?
Linking up with:
 Randi from Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics.
 Lee from Freshly Pieced.


  1. How sweet to make something for your little guy! I like the chevron backing, too. I found you through Show and Tell Tuesday!

    1. Thank you for visiting. He and his big brother are the reason I started quilting... They asked me to make ones for their beds.

  2. Looks great! I started quilting because of children too. Soon my daughter will have a finished twin sized bed and she's only six. They are so worth it though

  3. Hello, Jean! I am, as you might have guessed, still visiting blogs from the GYB party. Time has been scarce for me for blogging lately because of situations within the family. Your quilts are wonderful and I particularly like the 50 year quilt! My interests are widely varied and sewing, which I have done since I was old enough to make a seam, is something I love. Just about anything crafty makes me happy! I am a wife of 45 years with 2 grown daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren. I have signed up to follow your posts and it is my hope that you will take a moment to check out my blog!