Autumn distraction

I did get my May color blocks top basted but I have not started quilting on it yet. Here are the pictures of how I glue baste. I use Elmer’s washable glue sticks – they’re purple when they go on but dry clear and wash right out after the quilt is finished.

In the top four pics I show how I center the sandwich on my ironing surface, fold up one side of the top fabric to expose the batting then apply dots of the glue to the back side of the fabric. I cover enough of the fabric the same size as my ironing surface. I roll the fabric back down, smooth it out with my hands and then go over that area with a dry iron. I reposition the sandwich so the next area is on the ironing surface, fold up the top fabric to expose the batting and apply dots of glue to the back side. I roll that fabric down, smooth & iron. I keep repeating this until I get to the end, then pull the sandwich back over the ironing surface until the other side is on top. I repeat that same process before flipping the whole thing over and doing the same thing on the backing fabric (hopefully all that made sense!!)

After top & back are done, I give the whole thing a good pressing again on both sides. Now it’s ready to quilt 😀

Then I had a little autumn distraction when I received my order of Crumb Quilts by Emily Bailey. One of the patterns includes crumb applique leaves and it was calling to me… so of course I answered! This was so quick and satisfying ❤

I had a little fabric shopping spree this week, first I bought some fabric from 5bucksayard.com. I saw the prettiest floral fabric that I think will be the perfect backing for my Rosebuds top.

While I was online I picked up a couple of other fabrics for my stash

Then, after I finished my autumn leaves pillow cover, I had an itch for more Fall fabrics so I went to my LQS Quilting at the Beach and picked up 5 half yard cuts. I have no plan for them at this time but for some reason I just HAD to have them 😉

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That’s about all for today… have a great rest of your weekend 😀

Slow week

Not much to report on the quilting front this week. I’m procrastinating again 😦 I really need to start working on the Double Wedding Ring quilt for my friend but I fear it’s going to be a bear to quilt because the seams are so wonky and nothing lays flat – waaaaah! I need to call my friend and make sure her expectations are in line before I start.

This measures approximately 91×114

I did at least find backing fabric for it at my local quilt shop and bonus, it was on the sale rack! I took one of the left over 4-patch blocks with me to ensure a color match.

I texted my friend and she liked it so I bought it. I needed 8 yards and there were 9 yards left, so I got it all 🙂

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In other news, Miss Sammie had a few rough days this week… poor thing got some bug going around and ended up with diarrhea for 2 days. She has only been to the groomer so I’m guessing that’s where she picked it up… poor baby!! I called the vet and we got some meds which are already helping. She’s back to eating normal and, sorry if this is TMI, her poopy is looking better too!! 😀

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That’s all to report here… have a great rest of your weekend!