I should learn my lesson

I basted my Mommy Neighborhood quilt yesterday.

thread basting

I ran out of basting spray.  I couldn't use pins because I am hand quilting it with my frame.  And I have no flippin' idea why I stretched it out on the floor.  It took me the whole. darned. day. to complete.  My plan is to densely quilt this with perle cotton, so I thought I had better densely baste it.  Well, crawling around on the floor all day has done a number to my back and my hips.  So, please don't follow my lead.  If you decide to thread baste something and you have any option at all to put it on a table, please do.  This has been a public service announcement.

Other notes I want to add about this quilt:
  • the houses in this quilt are only about 4",
  • the green strips of lawn were inspired by this quilt,
  • I made four of the blocks, but the other thirteen were made by the ladies in this bee,
  •  I have two tutorials posted for making tiny house blocks if you are interested:  one and two.


9 comments:

LethargicLass said...

it took me 2 evenings at my mom's (only floor big enough lol) to baste my last quilt... I am planning on QAYG for my next quilt and am hoping it works out... I cannot handle the floor anymore lol

Wens said...

I know what you mean about 'floor work' not ideal. I love the green strips of lawn! Cute quilt.

Leslie Unfinished said...

I love this!

Kylie said...

Thanks for the tip! Love this quilt, Melinda :)

Kate said...

Well I hope your body recovers, and that is just delightful. I look foward to seeing the final product :-)

finchsewingstudio.com said...

I love this!! Hoping to see you at the meeting tomorrow!
Nicole

knitting sandwich said...

well quilting mumbo-jumbo that i don't really understand aside... i still love this quilt top!
and i'm excited to follow the process of your hand quilting!
-melissa

Leeann said...
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Leeann said...

Oops too many typos, so I deleted that comment! I baste quilts over a large plastic folding table now to save my knees and back :-)

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