OK, right on schedule, the Heart Quilt top is basted and ready for quilting.
I chose a grey fleece which I already had for the backing, and safety pins for basting. After the first unhappy basting experience on my then brand new birch coffee table, I always use a large rotary cutting mat underneath.
I cut off all those little threads too. Winter is the perfect time of the year for thread snippingYou’ve got to love fleece. I put little snippets on my shoulder all the time. People tend to look at me a bit funny when I forget to brush off these little corsages when I leave the house though.
I think I’ll pop on my walking foot and quilt the vertical seams in the ditch. I love how the blocks look right now and want to keep them as pristine as possible. Besides the look there is also the time issue; the quilting has to be finished by next Wednesday…