Friday, April 01, 2011


A quilt isn't really a quilt until it's quilted.

And first, you have to take the top, the batting, and the back and make a quilt sandwich.

And to do that, you need a clean floor - since I don't have a table big enough.

Here's the studio before:

I moved it all away and cleaned the floor:

Then you put the back face down, and tape it taut:

Then smooth down the batting:

Then smooth and straight the top:

Then pour out the pins and start pinning it all together:

It's a large quilt, and I don't particularly like pinning quilts so I asked Lucy if she would help....she just kept sleeping, like she didn't even hear me:

After it's all pinned, you cut away the excess:

I picked it up, shook it off, folded it up and put it on the table.  It's ready to quilt.  It's technically still not a quilt, but just a quilt sandwich.  I will quilt it on my machine.  But, that's another project.

It's on the table, it's in the way - that will be motivation to finish it!


  1. I'm so jealous of your space!

  2. Yes, isn't it great! I'm a lucky girl. If it would clean itself - it would be perfect.