August 10, 2008

Basting Day

I finished the quilt top for the quilt that I'm working on for my cousin's bridal shower. So yesterday was basting day. Basting is not the most exciting part of making a quilt and I generally go to my parents' house to do it because they have much bigger floor spaces for me to use. I was a lucky quilter yesterday because my dad offered to pitch in and help me attach the 150 or so safety pins to the quilt. Was that nice, or what! :-) It really made the whole process go much quicker and today I am on to the quilting phase. Being that I am leaving Friday for the shower, there will not be any room for dilly dallying. I can't wait to see it completed! It's kind of hard to see the patterns from far away, so if you click on the photos you'll get a better idea of what it looks like. :-)



My dad working diligently on pinning


All the pins are in!

4 comments:

Helena said...

Nice colours, and nice father too. That´s not the funniest bit...

Liesl said...

I love that your dad helped with the basting! What a sweet guy :) The quilt looks great!

Melody said...

You did a wonderful job on the quilt. Nice color choices.

What a great dad! I think my dad would help too but I don't think he would let me take a pic of him doing it! :)

Nanci said...

I want you to lend me your dad, wasn't that nice....