Thursday, 26 May 2011

Basting Lynne's QAL

Basting Lynne's QAL by fionapoppy
I've been working Lynne's dresden QAL and my backing fabric finally arrived, so yesterday I spent some time on my hands and kness pinning. I'm not doing the quilt-as-you-go method that Lynne used. I decided to sew all my blocks together and hand quilt them.
I'm not sure what sane person would decide to start pin-basting a quilt on their living room floor 45 minutes before they need to leave to do the school-run, but that's what I did..... I did manage to get the basting finished (and managed to get to school in time) but my fingers are still hurting!
 We were supposed to be heading off for a family camping trip to the lake district today, but due to unexpected vet bills our trip is cancelled :( Actually I think it might be a blessing in disguise. I'm thinking that 5 of us huddling in a soggy tent, with wind howling and rain lashing might have been torture - there's only so much Jenga and Connect 4 you can play.........
 This is Ava one of the contributors to the vet bills, thankfully she's better, and still looking this cute :)

Happy Thursday....


  1. Oh, you have been in pinning hell too then! Quilt looks like it is going to be beautiful.

  2. Those dresdens look fabulous. I like the framing of them too. I am very bad I only intended making one dresden. I cut it out and still haven't found time to sew it together.

  3. They look amazing Fi! I still dont know what to do with mine... How much backing did you need to quilt them all together like that? I kind of fancy doing it that way too. What quilt is Ava sitting on? That looks lovely :-)

  4. That's a lot of pinning! It looks so good with all 6 circles sewn together! And such a cute dog, I am glad she is doing better.

  5. wow, you've done such a lovely job on that top! It looks gorgeous :-)

  6. you must be so pleased with your lovely quilt, its so the way you 'framed' each block :-)

  7. Your dresden quilt is looking fab! I'm on the hunt for basting spray so I never have to pin & tack again! Doggy is sooooo cute! Jxo

  8. Hi!

    It's really lovely, I love that mustardy yellow colour. Zoe x


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