Sunday, January 24, 2010

Black-Eyed Susans

I finally got the nerve to try to baste and quilt my finished grandmother's flower garden quilt.  So, I cleared furniture out of the dining room and painstakingly basted to back to perfection (I use spray baste, remember?).  Then I turned it over and painstakingly basted the front.  When I flipped it to check the back, there were wrinkles and puckers everywhere.  So I re-did it.  When I flipped it to check the front there were wrinkles and puckers everywhere.

So, I pulled it all apart, folded it neatly, and put it back in the closet.  Looks like I'll be sending that quilt out to Kept in Stitches.

Anyway, here's the finished top, if you're curious.




  1. it has turned out gorgeous. can't wait to see the whole thing in person.

  2. Such a lovely top.

    Why do you turn it over? I use basting spray but don't turn over at all... I assemble it like a normal quilt but spraying each layer as I go.

  3. This is so gorgeous! I love the pink with the orangey yellows and the borders finish it off so well! Sorry the basting didn't work out...although it might be nicer to not have to do all the quilting. What sort of quilting design do you think you'll have her do?

  4. this is really really pretty. sorry to hear your basting didn't go so well.

  5. The top is vibrant and very fun.

  6. thanks, charlotte. you wouldn't believe the hoops i had to jump through to find enough to complete the project. !