Monday, October 28, 2013

A new block, prairie grass, and quilt basting

 This is the design for a new donated project our monthly Thursday night  quilters want to make.  This is the first batik fabric I've purchased - yes I love it, but there is so much standard cotton to use!  It's called Eli's Wheel and is a free pattern at Moda Bake Shop.  

 Note the prairie grass against the bricks, now taller than the house - it grows from nothing in the spring to over the roof in places.  I really wanted a tree in that place, but trees take so long.  Those plumes will last until spring when I cut them down, ready to start over.
Rocky  Road to Kansas.  My last Hurrah of fall - basting in the garage, where I set up the 2 tables, and put legs on legs, to keep from bending over for pinning. This job from beginning to end (assuming all is pressed) takes about 45-60 minutes, from set-up to take down.  Now to get to the quilting, my favorite part, although I haven't a clue as to quilting design.

Here's what I decided for the border.  More stash use-up.  

Today is lovely, but icy, snow, drizzle coming our way.  

Happy Quilting!


  1. I like that quilt!
    And I think I have the same tables - in my garage as well... and the same pvc pipe ! Have fun quilting...

  2. Love your border choice, it's going to be a fab quilt :)

  3. That border adds some va-va-va-voom!

  4. You have the basting process down to a science! Good job!
    Uh-oh, once you start with batiks, they worm their way into your stash regardless of how much regular cotton you already have. : )
    I am liking both of these designs.

  5. Love the new design you are working on and the one you just basted. I just hate that part of getting a quilt done. Would be happy if someone would just jump up and volunteer to baste my large quilts - you would see a happy dance from me if that ever happened!


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