Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Backing for larger piece. Why are these backings on the wall? Simple, I baste all my quilts standing up. Saves the back and knees lots of aches and pains. Tonight I will cut the batting and pin to the top of the backing and just let it rest until tomorrow. Next, I will pin the quilt top to the two layers and thread baste the three layers together. Yeah, I know so old-fashioned but I take these with me when I travel so I can quilt on the road. Thread basting is the only secure way when you are as rough as I am on these pieces. Actually got something accomplished related to quiltmaking. Let's see what tomorrow brings.Posted by Picasa

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