I have a big task ahead, the basting of the Stars and Sprigs quilt. I now do it the Sharon Schamber way (over here) by rolling the backing and the top onto boards and then stitching with tailors tacks that get removed as one quilts. It worked so well the first time I used this method that I'm sticking to it.
My boards were just long enough and It did require two people to do the rolling part. I tape the fabric to the boards with masking tape to begin otherwise I do it the same way as in the video. I've set it up in the lounge room so I can listen to the telly at the same time.
This last week saw me stitching a few blocks up. This one is block three of the Cherry Tree quilt I talked about in previous posts. I'm glad it's over is all I can say. The finger shapes are supposed to be wonky in case you're wondering.
I've caught up with the Circle Game blocks, the next two came out perfect so practice is helping with the hand piecing.
Lucky I checked the accuracy of the next block because it just wasn't right so I drafted it up from scratch.
It'll be an interesting quilt, the blocks have a very blended look so you'd have to examine them to see that.