Two needlework projects this week. Easy background fill-in needlepoint on London of which I am enjoying immensely.
Secondly, there was prep work for board basting (not bored 😉) the Red & White (RW) quilt which will later be machine quilted on my domestic.
This is the third quilt that I have done board basting which I learned from Sharon Schaumber's youtube video. The boards give the three layers a nice weight and tension. You unroll the boards and baste each section as you go along. Sharon does an excellent job of explaining the process and reasons. Click here if interested in this method. I have set up a spare table in the guest bedroom which has natural daylight and a TV which keeps me from getting bored while board basting. 😉
The batting / wading is spread out on the bed in between the backing and top. Perhaps you can see the smoothness of the quilt which helps avoid potential puckers while basting. Many quilters use safety pins to baste. I prefer needle and thread. It goes quickly while working at table height.
There are other kindred stitchers linking today with Kathy at her weekly Slow Sunday Stitching.
Until next time,