Saturday, June 7, 2014

SEWjo Saturday - Let The Fun Begin!

Well, here goes nothing!  Top is finished, backing is pieced, batting is ironed.... Time to get this party started and get to basting this bad boy!!

I took a lot of advise from the awesome gals on the Missouri Star Forums when it came to basting. 

It managed to fit nicely on my kitchen table with both the leaves in it. I used some muslin clamps I had from my photography backdrop rig to secure the backing, and I was on my way!  I did do some spray basting and then added some safety pins for some added security. 

Once it was all basted, it was impossible for me to stop there. Especially when it took about a third of the time that I thought it would!

Next it was off to my trusty old Janome 525s for some quilting. Let me just say, the walking foot I ordered for my machine was the BEST investment I've ever made!!  It was a bit of a challenge to get it put on my machine as it didn't come with any directions, but I figured it out :-)

I did simple "echo" stitching on the sides of the main seams and I was a nervous wreck to get started!!  Once I got the mechanics of getting the quilt thru the small throat on my machine, it wasn't so bad!

My stitching wasn't the straightest, but not too bad. I now know what to do for next time and learned a lot thru this whole process. 

Now it's off to get the binding made and put on, and then I'll officially have my first real quilt done!!  I'm so excited!!!

Stay tuned for some finished pics to come :-). Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!!

Linking up with SEWjo Saturday at My Go-Go Life and Show Off Saturday at SewCanShe


  1. The quilt is looking great! I can't wit to see your finish. Dr Seuss fabric, so much fun!

  2. Eep! That's like the most exciting thing ever! :) Yay!

  3. I like what you did with this dr seuss fabric!

    1. Hey hey....I also added myself as a GFC follower! YAH!

    2. Welcome to the world of blogging!!!