Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I finished the quilting on my picnic quilt and have added the binding. Now I just have to hand sew the binding. I really want to be done by Friday.

The plan was for the entire back to have the red/trees but ran out of the fabric. This project was not from a pattern and just kept evolving so I had to use what I had to get it done. However I am pleased. I had a pick of the front but will have to take another one and post later.  Tonight I am going to try and get a design wall up before I start on the next thing.  

Oh!! This time I used a spray adhesive for the basting instead of pins. There were pros and cons.

No pinning
no taking out pins as I quilt
no quilting on pins or in the middle of them (yes I have done this)

Can be a little sticky.
hard time getting the wrinkles out after it was basted together.

I think that when I get my design wall up it will cancel out that con.  I will post a walk through of using the spray basting on the design wall compared to on the floor.


  1. Good for you on the hand binding! I love the look, but I've only done it a few times.
    I've never tried spray basting, but I've thought about it. It sounds so easy, but I wonder about the smell? I'll be on the lookout for your walk through on the spray basting! :)

  2. Sure thing. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for the review of the spray basting! I've been thinking of trying that because, of course, I hate pinning (does anyone like it?). My problem is my lack of space and not wanting to spray my carpet.

    Your quilt looks like a beauty and I can't wait to see the final product.

    1. Thanks. I think the spray basting will go mush smoother on the design wall. I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thanks for sharing your progress. I used spray adhesive when DH and I made my design wall. We used it outside on the deck and we were still annoyed with the overspray leaving the surface tacky. I don't know if I will ever use it on a quilt. Did you experience any gumming up on your needle?

  5. No issue with it making my needle messy.

  6. I love Aneela's Little Apples! I need to try the spray basting some time!