Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pin basting

My Road to Indy quilt has been sitting waiting for my decision whether to quilt it myself or send it out. My free-motion quilting skills are not the best, but I decided that this quilt could be quilted with all straight lines and therefore I could do it. Therefore I spent the afternoon and evening pin basting. Even though I used the proper tool for closing the pins, I still managed to catch the skin on my index finger over and over again leaving a nasty hole. Ouch.
The backing is a crazy orange fabric so I filled a couple of bobbins in preparation. Tomorrow I will start the quilting process. It will be a challenge for me, but I'm looking forward to some good results.


Maureen and P.D. the Pet Dog said...

I'm reading your posts every day Bonnie. Looks like you are enjoying yourself, I'm enjoying you too!

Shasta said...

Good luck with the quilting Bonnie. The more you do the better you get.

Esteemarlu said...

Oh my gosh,pinning is the part I don't like. Do you do baste on a table? I put clips on my pins because I got poked too many times.
Your quilts are beautiful by the way. I like that orange fabric it reminds me of orange and vanilla popsicles.