Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ready to Quilt!


This is Arcadia Avenue that I finished last year. It's finally all ready to machine quilt. It measures 72" X 90". It was very evident that this is a large quilt. It took about 3 hours to pin baste. I could have used basting spray but I feel I get better results with pins. 


Here's a close up. I actually ran out of safety pins so I used my large hat pins. I tried to bury the point in the quilt so I wouldn't keep stabbing myself! I only used the hat pins along the short edge at the very end of the quilt. Not too bad!!


Have you been to Target lately? They have night gowns made just for us!


Look at all the sewing machines! So cute! Maybe I'll machine quilt in my new nightie!!

14 comments:

  1. Oh cute nightgown! Love your quilt--it will be such a lovely
    quilt hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Still deciding how to quilt it. I'm wearing the nightgown tonight! Very soft and comfy!

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  2. You must be thrilled with your quilt, it's lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure how to quilt it yet. Taking my time to figure it out!

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  3. Your Arcadia Avenue is stunning. Can't wait to see progress pics on the quilting.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm a little scared to quilt it! I'll figure it out!

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  4. I love your quilt, the contrast with the black background is stunning. I think I will have to get a new night gown at Target :).

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    1. Thanks, Linda! <3 The night gown is so comfy! I love it and you will too!!

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  5. It's a stunning quilt. It will shine all the more with your expert quilting.

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    1. Thanks, Em! I hope my quilting does just that. Will have to see!!

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  6. Beautiful Rosemary...can't wait to see what quilting you are going to do.

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    1. Thank you, Karin! I hope to get started soon. Lots of stitch in the ditch!

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  7. this quilt is so beautiful. lots of work and looks gorgeous. I will have to take a road trip for new nightgown. thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm all set to start quilting this but haven't found a block to time to do it! Too bad I have to work! You'll love the nightgown! Very comfy!

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