>I’m making decent headway on my to-do list from earlier in the week:
- pinwheel sampler quilt-along block five
- put together backing for Happy Campers
I really hate cutting long lengths of fabric. I don’t have a lot of table space to work with, so it’s incredibly difficult to get it accurate. Luckily backing fabric is supposed to be a bit larger on all sides, so it doesn’t matter if it’s a little crooked.
- baste Happy Campers
I used the tutorial from Oh, Fransson! on making a quilt sandwich, and it really simplified the process. I had to stitch together (by hand — ick) two pieces of backing since I didn’t buy it pre-cut. I had a 45″ x 5 yd. bundle that I got on sale at JoAnn’s a while back. I also decided to go with the tried and true and basted with safety pins. This is definitely one of my least favorite parts of quilting.
- work on sashing for whirlygigs
The only thing stopping me from quilting Happy Campers is lack of thread. I want to use a beige/neutral color, but the only quilting thread I have is bright white.
I guess in the meantime I’ll get to that sashing!
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