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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let the Basting Begin!

I am pleased that I have managed to keep to my "stitching in order" regime. Last evening was Stitching Group night. I had a very nice evening complete with supper and tea in a gorgeous Wedgewood teacup...ooh very nice! We were a tiny group but throughly enjoyed our evening. Thank you Jan xx I worked on my little hexies so I won't bore you with them...but they are in the plan.
I have begun "G" in  Country Alphabet...
Good to get back to these blocks. After discovering the quilt wadding I was  going to use for my French General Dresden quilt had succumbed to a big quilting thief  chopping a huge square out of it for a project now long forgotten, it was off to pick up some supplies so I could get this quilt sandwiched. Ran into a friend....love an impromptu coffee and chat. Home again and down to work!
All pressed and laid out.
 I thought I would give the basting pins ago...again! But after a few, I took them out. It is just not the same and did not feel like "MY" process for finishing a quilt. So! Out came my trusty looong basting needle and thread and off I went...
Happy little quilter here now! LOL! Seems some progressive things are not for me...and I am more than ok with that. Oh I do like simple days doing simple things....how about you?

Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

26 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post of you just being happy doing what you do well. Love those Dresdens!

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful Michelle...love the dresdens and colours...I use pins but that is what I was taught to do...don't know any other way!! Lol!! Maybe I could try basting one day!

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  3. Beautiful quilt. Love the colours. Hugs, xx

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  4. Hi Michelle wow I am loving this quilt and the colours are stunning,well done my friend and your G is very cute too,enjoy your evening ,Namaste xx

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  5. MICHELLE your French General quilt is beyond amazing - really beautiful.

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  6. Your quilt is looking beautiful, the quilting will add more magic to it. Sounds like you had the perfect day.

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  7. Loving your cute stitchery. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it quilted. No stress lol.

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful! Just do whatever suits you - the world would be a dull place indeed if we all did things the same way, wouldn't it?

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  9. Your quilt is just stunning Michelle. Think it's easier doing things how you feel comfortable doing them - and it works

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  10. Lovely French Dresden Quilt, looking forward to join tonight in doing simple things like quilting. Love the slow process and being in my own little quiet world.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  11. Your basted quilt is so exciting to see - that much closer to a finish. I've never basted with thread before, pins all the way for me - isnt it funny how we all have our little preferences ?

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  12. Oh yes Michelle I totally agree...keep it simple! Can I ask then do you use any pins at all. I pin to secure and then I baste but had no idea there is a basting needle...how fabulous to know this! Thank You for that!

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  13. The colours in your quilt make me swoon Michelle :-) It is looking sooo gorgeous. Have you come across the thief yet that chopped a big chunk out of your wadding I wonder??!!

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  14. Enjoy the process Michelle - that's what I love to do - and if the old cap fits, wear it :-) I adore this quilt!

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  15. Lovely looking quilt Michelle...and done your way! Personally...I'm a pinner...lol

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  16. Lovely looking quilt Michelle...and done your way! Personally...I'm a pinner...lol

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  17. Wow.. I'm here twice...oops and that should read pin-er think...lol... As one who pins

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  18. I need to sort out some more alphabets to do... they have been hiding.... love that quilt... happy quilting...
    Hugz

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  19. This quilt is looking beautiful. Well done on sticking to your plans.
    And who could the wadding thief be?

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  20. Love the quilt. Are you hand quilting it? I use pins but I'd rather use a professional quilter! Good luck with it

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  21. That Dresden quilt is gorgeous! Must admit I love my safety pins for basting, so much quicker. xx

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  22. Your dresden quilt is so so beautiful

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  23. What a beautiful dresden quilt. I have one all cut out and ready for me to get to working on. I use the safety pins for basting also but only quilt my projects myself if they are very small.

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  24. Michelle, I'm just loving your Dresden Plate quilt. I keep trying to use basting pins, too, and like you, always revert back to stitch basting. Can't always teach an old dog new tricks! How will you quilt it?

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