Thursday, February 25, 2010

Run for your lives ... !

... Anaconda on the loose! Today I began quilting my string quilt. This morning found me sandwiching it on the basement floor. You know, tape it down, stretch it tight, sandwich it flat. That sounded like such a good idea, oh my. My body parts are so stiff and sore! Obviously that technique is meant for people who are in much better shape than I am. At least I didn't have to call my husband down there to help me off the floor!

The quilt is so large and heavy that I've decided to just stitch in a ditch on the seams. I may try quilting an interesting design on the borders though. We'll see how much energy I have when I get that far.

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to finish quilting it this week and that means I won't meet my goal of one string project finish a week. I guess I'll just have to do two next week!


  1. I admire your bravery Mayleen. I have been on those floors and I was in shape then. Bless ya darling.

  2. Yesterday I was at a class where they used those giant binder clips (from Staples or Office Max) to tightly stretch fabric to sandwich for a quilt over the work table. They used those clips to hold the fabric tight - worked beautifully. No more floor for me. I'm using the binder clip method (they called it bull dog method).