Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Spray Baste!

Just when I thought there were no more gifts on Christmas Day, Husband whips out a little package that he "forgot" to give me. It contained a new 45mm rotary blade, a safety pin fastener (new gadget, drool), and my very first can of 505.

I'm talking Spray Baste, People! Can I get an amen?? Spray Baste!! I'm stoked.

So I found something to try it out on: last month's Christmas Rebellion top. I threw together some frankenbatting and quickly pieced a backing.

I ran some random straight quilting all over this little baby. I enjoy the focal point that emerged. The spray baste behaved well. I got a tiny pleat in the top, along one of the seams, but I could also blame the fact that I wasn't guiding the layers through with my hands. I just let the feed dogs eat at leisure. I'm loving the spray baste. But I also really love pins because they give me more control over how the quilting plays out over the top. I have another experiment with spray baste lined up for tomorrow. A BIG one.

Then I whipped up some Kona Candy Pink bias binding and located a convenient sunbeam. Contrary to this photo, no grain lines were trapped in the making of this wall hanging. Only one animal was harmed, but it's because his tail got pulled when my eyes were averted.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours this morning. There is nothing an excited quilter cannot quilt. This is going on the wall in the girls' room.

And this afternoon will be bliss when I make my way to my LQS for fabric shopping - on sale. Were there ever two sweeter words to a fabric collector? On sale. I'm in love.


  1. This little project looks even better without the shadows. The colors are cool and bright. I love all your work Michelle!

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