Well I'm actually quilting it. And so that I don't get ahead of myself I'm surprised I'm not remaking it (more to come.)
Would you believe it took 2 days and about 665 pins to baste the quilt? Yep that's right 665 pins.
Now here's the story on why I thought I would be unpinning all those pins and remaking the quilt. After I had everything marked and pinned I started quilting. I was SO DISAPPOINTED when my needle would hardly go through the fabric and would bend and one actually snapped into 3 pieces. For some reason there is something about the main fabric that makes it nearly impossible to quilt. I was ready to give up and start all over because my thumb was so sore and I wasn't getting anywhere with the quilt. I started trying different sizes of pin and most had such small eye's that the thread would break when I was trying to thread it (with a needle threader of course) Well the next day (yesterday) I decided to try once more. I finally found that if I only took 2 or 3 stitches on the smallest needle I could manage to thread, then I could quilt the quilt. I can't say this is going to be easy because so much of this quilt is that light hard to quilt fabric, but I think I can do this. So I've been going along slow and steady but you know what they say about the turtle. I guess I would rather be a turtle that a quitter.
Until next time...God Bless!