I love getting to this point, where I can finally see the whole thing, and its got its three layers and is almost, almost a quilt. But I am not a huge fan of crawling around on my knees putting 200 safety pins in something, and I don’t actually know how anybody does that differently. Where are you all basting your quilts? I always have to move all the furniture (which means I have to vacuum, whoops—first I have to change the vacuum cleaner bag which is completely full of dog hair; well, first I have to go to the hardware store to get more vacuum cleaner bags; oops, can’t do that yet because I haven’t showered; don’t want to do that until I’ve weeded the garden…) And there’s no way to avoid putting my bare sweaty knees down on all those pins, repeatedly, and dragging the perfectly straightened layers all out of alignment because they’re sticking to my legs. I know, I must be doing it wrong.
Then there’s the inevitable fruitless search for the masking tape—why can’t I put that away in the same place every time, so I can find it again? I don’t know why, but I can’t. It’s really only the masking tape that works that way around here, too, and since I know I’m going to need it again…well, who knows. Anyhoo.
Basted, and ready. Whew. Almost there!