Monday, October 15, 2012

Pinning! And a winner!

Tonight I bit the bullet and finished the backings for two quilts and sandwiched them.  I'm funny when it comes to backings.  All my quilts have single fabric backings.  I grew up with quilts that all had simple backs and I love the solid look of a single piece of fabric on the back.  Some pieced backings look great to me, but it's just not my gig....I buy loads of a single fabric and make it into the back.

Back to tonight's progress....and my whining!

Oh how I loathe pinning a quilt.  It is the worst part of the whole process to me (followed closely by binding, but that isn't even CLOSE to how icky pinning is!)

I'm dreaming of the day that I can afford a long arm.  Or even a mid arm and a frame.  And when I have somewhere to put it....because while I could probably afford something along those lines, there is just no where in this house to store such a thing. :) Sooo...I can dream, right!?!?!  In the mean time I use this guy:
My basting gun and 1/4 in brads.  I do love it better than safety pins...

I did get the whirlpool quilt pressed and pinned as well as the Radio Way quilt (I didn't take a picture of that one. I was tired and tired of pinning!) Here is whirlpool with her borders on.  A part of me wishes I would have ordered more tula pink Neptune instead of bordering with kona solids...oh well! :) it's done and I'm not going back.  I am quite proud of this quilt....

And we have a winner of the Aurifil thread giveaway!

I usually just buy whatever thread I can find at the local store. It is usually Coats&Clark or ThreadArt. I would love to try Aurifil!

Congratulations Taryn and I have sent you an email.  Thank you to everyone who entered!!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Congrats Taryn...Kenna, have you looked at or tried the sit down longarms? Much less space. I got one in October 2011 and I LOVE it.

  2. Your quilt looks so pretty. I've never heard of a basting gun. It sounds wonderful. I'll have to look around for one as I hate pinning also.

  3. Are the brads easy to take out once you've quilted? =D

  4. oo.. like. lots.
    great questions, too.
    one more.. do you baste with the gun on top of a table? or on the floor? or do you have empty space under?
    sit down longarm? intriguing. link, please?


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