I've had a splitting headache all day because of the saw that goes through cinderblock. They got the last window in and will finish up the detail work tomorrow.
Despite my headache, I attempted to baste my embroidered quilt. It didn't go quite as planned.
I baste on my living room floor as it's the biggest room in my house. I move my furniture as far back as it goes, lay the backing down and smooth it out. If it's a queen size quilt, I smooth out to the sides as far as it goes until I hit the couch and the bookcase.
I got the backing laid out and started taping the edges. I usually start in the center and work out toward the edges. I got this far and took a picture. I still have ripples and smoothed them out after the picture was taken. I didn't really tape up the other edge that well and figured I could get away with it.
This is where I ran into trouble. It was going just fine with pinning until I got toward the bottom and had a huge ripple. The more I smoothed the worse it got. Don't cheat yourself by thinking you don't need that much tape or don't need to do a side. I had dozens of pins in that I had to take out today adding to my headache.
Once I had taken out the pins, I taped the backing down right and started again.I'm exhausted and my fingers hurt from having to pin this quilt twice. I hope this isn't a quilt that I end up hating until it's quilted.
I got the batting laid out and then the top. Generally my husband gets a great laugh at my expense as I'm kneeling and moving around as he watches TV. He thinks it great fun to see me fumbling around.
After about another hour, I had my quilt basted and I'm ready for quilting.