Friday, August 1, 2008

Quilting OC

Guess what I am doing today? That's right , Quilting! Last night I got the borders on and pinned my OC. This morning I was up at 6:30 making coffee and getting the machine out. I had to wait for much later for someone to take my picture. I bought some spray basting yesterday at Walmart but was afraid to use it. I read the warning and took it to heart. "Extremely flammable, well ventilated, plastic work area, neurological symptoms, absorbed through the skin, blindness etc..." I have enough trouble with my mind with out adding that to it. Has any one used that stuff before? Does it work? Is it worth it? I decided to return it and pin the old fashioned way (kneeling over the floor killing my back and neck). I do like to machine quilt but hate to follow any lines so all mine is free motion.

Does everyone start out quilting at the kitchen table? I will get more done when My quilting studio is completed. Today DH was working on it. See progress? He put the over hang(?) on today. What a long hot job this is going to be.


Esteemarlu said...

I haven't used the basting spray for the same reasons you posted so I also still do the self torturing method on the floor. I swear it takes me longer every year.Do you thread baste or pin baste? Quilt you're quilting looks very pretty.

Pippilotta said...


your Orange Crush Mystery will look wonderful.

Mine was finished yesterday night. I will make the pictures on my blog soon.

Your other quilted things are also wonderful.

Greetings from Germany,


Linda said...

Hi. I've been using a spray for at least three or four years--and my students all use it as well. Soome wear the little paper face mask if they're prone to asthma but on the whole it's not a problem. I do use a spray that's available locally rather than the"big name" sprays. I love the freedom of not going around pins, etc.!

Kathy Wagner said...

Yes, I am afraid of the aerosol spray also. It seems like the only safe place to use it would be outside and that is not practical!I pin baste on 2 large tables.
How wonderful that you have a photo of yourself quilting - a nice souvenir of constructing this quilt!

Betty J in OKC said...

OOOOOOOOHhhhhhhh! I must admit to being *TOTALLY JEALOUS* about your detached quilting studio! You'll have *so much fun* when it's done!!!!!!!!!!