Let the Basting Begin!

by Nicole

I finally got the backing together for my little scrap quilt. I went back and forth whether or not to try to use the remaining scraps in the back.

But after thinking about it, I decided that was going to take way too long.

So I decided to use some fabric from Amy Butler’s Lark collection that I’ve been hoarding saving for a special quilt. I added a couple of solids to make it big enough.

I’m trying wool batting for the first time. I’m not so sure this is a great idea with summer coming, but I’m going to give it a go. I’ve always wanted to try it. The packaging promises that it quilts like a dream. I’ll let you know.

Now that I’ve got all the pieces of the sandwich ready, it’s time to start basting!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Megan March 28, 2012 - 9:11 pm

I love the piecing you do Nicole, but I especially love the way you quilt. Can't wait to see it all done. Happy pinning!

Cherie March 28, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Looks like its going to be a great quilt! Can't wait to see the quilting pattern you use and the backing! =D

Katy Cameron March 28, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Have fun with the finishing!

Debbie March 29, 2012 - 12:42 am

so excited to see the next step!

Paige March 29, 2012 - 1:01 am

I'll be curious to read your thoughts on the batting after the first wash. My LQS just displayed a quilt with batting made from recycled soda bottles. I love the idea. I just really love the shrinky crinkles from cotton batting! http://www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

Needled Mom March 29, 2012 - 3:10 am

I can't wait to see it quilted.

Katie March 29, 2012 - 4:13 am

I like wool batting best. I find that it's cool in summer. I think because it's a natural fiber it doesn't trap your body heat. That's my theory anyway, I could be way off 😉

Annabella March 29, 2012 - 10:00 am

Good luck with the quilting – my least favorite part of the whole process!

CityHouseStudio March 29, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Can't wait to hear how you like the wool batting . . . I've been reading about the benefits of wool lately . . . that it breathes much better than cotton, is naturally antibacterial/anti-dust mite.

Kelly March 29, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Happy basting! I am ally looking forward to seeing the finished quilt 🙂

debby March 31, 2012 - 12:41 am

Quilter's Dream wool batting DOES quilt like a dream. And it's not too hot in summer. Can't wait to see more!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight March 31, 2012 - 5:01 am

I agree – wool batting is wonderful. Can't wait to see your results. And… wanted to let you know I included your blog on my "Liebster" list. I'm really enjoying your blog!

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