Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIP: Moon, Blue, Quilting

This week I've been working on make quilt backs, a moon for my Starry Night quilt, basting two quilts and I finally got to start quilting on of them last night.  And we have a contractor tearing out part of the wall between the kitchen and livingroom, so life is pretty messy and our routines are thrown off (read: not much quilting time).  Anyway, here's a bunch of photos documenting some of it:

Scrappy moon piecing, to kind of match all the scrappy stars.

I made a template from paper, starched the fabric like crazy, and then cut it out.

Before basting the quilt I did a quick outline of the moon onto the quilt top to secure it there.  

Terrible photo of the basting and moon placement.

I decided to make a separate TARDIS quilt (that is a cheater panel from Spoonflower, BTW)--I used scraps from the back of the Starry Night quilt for the back of this one, and used of spray basting I had (all my 300+ pins are in the Starry Night quilt, which prompted me finally buying a second box of 300 today...funny how often I have two quilts basted at the same time).

My basting "helpers".

Started with my walking foot, some Aurifil thread, and all the straight lines.  Rather disappointed with how the basting went...but hopefully it is sufficient.


  1. Quilts look great! I have such a time with basting! I can't wait to see the finished quilts!

  2. That moon! I love it. I can't wait to see what you do with the quilting on that quilt.

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing both of these quilts finished :)

  4. Your moon looks really great! I too am looking forward to seeing both quilts finished!

  5. Loooove. The husband saw your quilt and says he wants one - lol! That's how awesome you are though!

  6. holy moly that moon is awesome. I love details like that - perfect!