Sunday, December 5, 2010

Klosjes basting

Winter is here and the time has come to do some hand quilting. My queen size klosjes quilt is all marked up and ready to go. Usually, my quilts get basted on the floor; but it is just too hard these days to get down on hands and knees to do that chore. So, I'm trying this new method and so far it is much easier than I thought.

My two trusty assistants are on hand to help me out. Ashes is busy making sure that the basting thread doesn't get tangled up .... .... and Hank is making sure the backing and batting doesn't shift too much.

They were such big help .... that is until they both took off on a tear around the house. The working bit is over .... it is play time!
Have a great day!

21 comments:

Jackie said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! Don't kitties just make wonderful helpers too? I can't wait to see this one all complete!

Janet said...

It is absolutely one of the prettiest quilts I've seen, I love it and I hope you have many hours of quilting pleasure with it.

Christine said...

That will be a wonderful project to hand quilt over winter and I am with you basting on the floor not for me either.

cheers
Christine

Julie Fukuda said...

That is so beautiful!!!
I 'm glad you have found a solution to crawling on the floor. As for me, I have to move all the furniture out of the room first and then de-hair the carpet and hope I can get it basted before the next time someone needs to walk through the room. Poor dog sits and watches the clock because she knows the word,"off" means "do not enter!"

Lurline said...

Just beawutiful! I'm sure your kittens enjoy helping!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Valentina said...

Swooooooooon...
Oh I am so jealous of your assistants! LOL I would love to be able so see your quilt up close: it takes my breath away, Rose Marie...
Did basting this way work out? I wish you lots of pleasure with the quilting!
:)

Jennifer said...

I don't know how you would manage without your helpers! The floor is too low for me these days too, but I am lucky enough that a local shop lets me use their big table for basting.

Catswhiskers said...

lovely post and beautiful quilt
Sure your little helpers will be around when you are doing the quilting.

QuiltSue said...

I love this quilt and am really looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Darlene said...

I can't wait to see your handquilting on this beauty. I'm glad you such willing assistants because that means you can start quilting sooner than you may have anticipated. LOL

Barb said...

Your quilt is just lovely! It will be wonderful quilted.
Your kitties are too fluffy and cute!

Teresa said...

Everytime I see this quilt I am so impressed with the border you designed.

Dolores said...

Great quilt. What kind of batting are you using?

Kiera-Oona said...

It looks like they both help the same way leeloo does quite often. right now, leeloo is batting at the snowflakes that flutter by the window, while sitting on my cutting mat.

Raewyn said...

I think if you have these two trusty cats to help you, you could pretty much baste where ever you wanted!!! It's always a great feeling to be doing that next step isn't it? Happy quilting.

hetty said...

I love that quilt! What a great project to work on over the winter. I can't sandwich my quilts on the floor either. Even if I was able to get down there, I would never get back up again. Glad you have your furbabies to help. They are so cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

this quilt is looking lovely........

Crafty Chookie said...

I love your quilt..Can't wait to see it finished..
I am a follower of your's now and would love to see you drop by...
Hugs,
Michelle

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing your quilting "secrets".

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! on getting the top done. It is fabulous and so is the quilting design you are doing.

quiltbug said...

What a beautiful quilt! Great idea for basting. I love to hand quilt but needed a better way to baste than crawling around on the floor.Newbie at quilting and blogging!