Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Apple of my eye

I am finished!  I used Riley Blake fabric and a buggy barn pattern. I'll add more photos later today, it's raining as of now.
I'm linking this to Quilt Story (q

Fave quilts

These are random quilts by random people, sorry I can't give them credit

 I love this quilting. I think the pattern is urban winter

In love this quilt!

Another urban winter quilt

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilting sneak peak

So today and the next few days guess what I will be going?  You guessed it!  
My full sized folk flower buggy barn quilt made from Riley Blake's Apple of My Eye fabric.  Here I go: 

I posted this in Needle and Thread Thursday with my quilt infatuation.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wip Wednesday- Basting

Making salsa to can is always fun and a great way to spend my Wednesdays.  But, next week my three oldest start school and so I wanted to do something fun with my girls.  Tomatoes can wait another day! 

We are going swimming!  The zoo was my number one choice, but I should not drive that far feeling like I did last night.  

This morning I'm going to baste my quilt and then I can do something fun with my girls.  

Steps to basting:

1.  Tape your quilt backing to the floor.  Concrete is the easiest floor to tape you quilt to.  I have an unfinished basement in my home with a concrete floor to make mine easy.

Make sure it is all stretched out squarely.

2.  Lay out your batting.

3.  Lay your quilt top on top, right side up, and tape it to the floor.

I start taping with one side (quilt top) and then go to the opposite side (quilt bottom) and tape.  I end with the left and right sides.  Make sure you are stretching the material tight but not moving the other sides.

4.  Begin baste pinning in the middle of your quilt.  My favorite pins to baste with are quilters choice,  they may be a lot more expensive, but I think they're definitely worth the price difference.

I started basting these 12" blocks every 6 inches.

Continue pinning until the entire quilt is covered in pins every 3-5 inches apart.

5.  Lastly you can remove the tape 
And then you will be ready to start your quilting.  

This fabric is 'Apple of my Eye' made by Roley Blake.  

I am sharing it on Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social!