Basting took ages, despite the spraying; it was the trying to line up the centres of both sides and getting it all square that did my knees in.
And then, I decided that a spiral, radiating from the centre, would be a wonderful way to quilt it!! (Must have been the fumes that got the better of me, and my original, simple idea).
I picked out a 28wt (not 12wt, as I had thought) variegated Aurifil, and I am loving how it looks. However trying to stuff the best part of a 72" quilt through the throat of my machine in a tight circle has not been easy. I battled for 2 hours and then stopped for tea.
My shoulders are now killing me, so I am giving it a rest for tonight. I am about halfway though the full rotations, then I will have the corner curves to stitch too. I still have that Sunday afternoon goal to work towards.
Today's Sizzix blog hopper is Ms Laulli of Pops, making some happy bunting, and Having a Starry Time is the awesome Quilt Jane. Please check them out.
And before you ask, the recorders sounded just as you would imagine; I haven't recovered enough to get the video clips off my phone to show the would-be-proud Daddy; I don't see why he should