This week I’ve been working on trying to perfect a simple cloth doll pattern…
…and a request quilt.
This quilt is a late birthday present for one of my son’s (I have three sons and two daughters) and he chose it because he wanted a big flag for rugby matches. This is 74″ x 94″. I made it from Klona cotton and bound it with the same royal blue as I used in the flag. I have quilted it in white in straight lines 1″ apart.
I pieced it by trial and error and the angles were a nightmare! They nearly drove me insane!
But at the quilting stage I used basting spray and I was really happy with it. I first tried basting spray a couple of weeks ago on a mini and I was unsure about how it would hold out on a bed sized quilt but it was fab! I’m definitely a complete convert. I shall never pin again :)
Have you tried something new this week?
25 thoughts on “Flying the flag for basting spray!”
I love your quilt, but I will be hiding that photo from my sons as I am sure they would want a flag quilt too!
Amazing quilt! It's huge! I bet your son was very happy:-)
What a spectacular quilt! It is a beauty. I'm interested in watching your doll progress. With a girl grand baby on the way, I'm looking for a good pattern.
Oh my goodness, I love it! So bright and vivid!
Wow! That looks terrific. :D
I still haven't tossed my basting pins but spray is all I use :) love the quilt!
The quilt is amazing and is sure to be a standout at Rugby matches! And you have joined the “no more pins” movement…woo hoo!
Great patriotic quilt – will come in useful for the Olympic Games too!
Not tried spray basting! Too old fashioned I know – I mean I only recently moved over to pins!
great quilt! :)
What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations for your perseverance in trial and error … what matters is that you got it.
I have not tried yet basting spray, but I think I will, my knees will be very grateful …
Lucy @ Charm About You
Wow! That is a massively brilliant quilt :)
The quilt is terrific, but I can't get over how great it looks on the couch, with the little pillows. We done. Way to conquer those angles.
Thanks for the spray baste comment. I have only used spray baste for small projects. I will follow your lead on bigger quilts.
Looks great. Just in time for the Olympics too.
I recently tried machine quilting, I'm a hand quilter. I have wondered about spray basting, but was afraid it would gunk up my needle somehow. But yeah, the idea of not pinning is really really appealing.
Oh my goodness – that quilt is fabulous!!
Benta At SLIKstitches
The union flag is *awesome* well done!
It is massive and brilliant! Di x
wow!!! You're amazing!!! That quilt is gorgeous – beautiful work, Janine!
It looks great, Janine! I'm a big fan of Union Jacks and yours is awesome. Your son must love it! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
That is one awesome quilt!! I'm yet to try basting spray, but I definitely do want to. I don't mind pin basting, but I do mind how the top and back can move anyway!
Kati from Kati's Quilting
It's gorgeous, congratulations! Your son is very lucky to have you! It is a true beauty, I don't know if I would be brave enough to start a project like this one :) Love the straight line quilting on it!
It's great! Love basting spray!
I still have not tried basting spray but really think I need to give it a go. I am tired of pinning :)
Absolutely brilliant quilt! I'm definitely a pinner, I have no where to spray baste!
Isn't basting spray wonderful?! Your quilt is fantastic! I want to come over and steal it ;-)
wow how fab janine great work !!!