Tuesday, February 16, 2010

All You Need Is Thread Thread Thread

The "All You Need Is, Love, Love, Love" quilt is now pin-basted. It turned out to be pretty big at 46x56".

The use of my right hand is definitely coming back and I was able to work with the safety pins without much problem. Smoothing out the backing, batting and quilt top was a bit harder. Guess I used to use the pinkie side of my right hand for that function. Well after today's basting session, I'm now able to use my left hand for that action, but not quite as successfully as the right. I'm just not meant to be ambidextrous I suppose! It is mostly smooth and flat and I don't think there will be much of a problem quilting it.

This is a picture of the threads I'll likely be using to quilt it this week and the pink/chocolate polka dot fabric will be the binding fabric..

I spent a lot of time making the backing, piecing together all the scraps from making the heart blocks and the rest of my saved-up Valentine/Heart/Love theme fabrics, it is pretty wild. Haven't taken a picture of it yet though.

I gave this quilt in progress to my husband for his Valentine's Day present, since I was thinking of him while I made it. He liked it unquilted and very lightweight, but I think he'll like it more when it is snuggling weight.


Jaye said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of the thread and the fabric. It is fantastic!!! You should make postcards or something with it. xx

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, the post about the quilt (previous) was obviously another I missed.....I'll be anxious to see how it looks quilted, because it's really cool in the piecing photos!
I always enjoyed using an assortment of threads.....