Poor, poor little neglected blog. It’s been so boring here lately that there hasn’t been much point in blogging. Not that nothing has been happening — it’s been very busy, but there just hasn’t been much blog-worthy to report. Lots of cleaning, errand running, cleaning, visiting, cleaning — with all that cleaning, why doesn’t it look much cleaner around here? That drives me crazy — you work and work and work and things still look much like they did. At least there’s a big pile of garbage in the garage to show for the efforts. Too bad the pile isn’t bigger.
One little bit of excitement happened this weekend when MeMum and I put one of her antique quilt tops on the basting frame. I’d forgotten how much work it is to baste a quilt. We could just quilt it on this frame, but she has another quilting frame that tilts, which makes the quilting a little easier on the back.
We basted for a few hours today and there’s still a bit more to do. There was a little debate over whether we should quilt it at all, but in the end, we decided it might help protect the quilt. This is a very old, hand-pieced top. Some of the seams aren’t even 1/4″ wide, which makes them pretty fragile.
It’s been a fun basting job and I’m really looking forward to the quilting. I love looking at all the different fabrics. There are several pieces that were cobbled together — I always think that’s a fun thing to see in an older quilt.
And there are two or three tiny holes. We’ll be doing a little research in how to best handle their repair as we do the quilting. I’m looking forward to working on this quilt — I hope we finish it in this lifetime. Our basting has been so slow, I’m beginning to worry a bit!
Alas, another weekend gone. They always whiz by. ;-( Have a good week!
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