Monday, 26 March 2018

The Birds Are Twittering

A wee bird told me, there are twitterings, the Belfast Bulletin has reached another stage in its journey towards completion. It has reached a new stage, one I am glad to see. The Bulletin is basted and bursting to go.

 There was a little bit of good weather over the weekend and I was able to baste outside. Outside is so much easier. The table outside smaller than my craft table, but there is more space. Well, there would  be, it is outside after all.

It is also more comfortable when I use the basting spray. Yes, I know, you can see the safety pins. It is a bit belt and braces here. I use the spray but I don't trust it not to all come apart once I fold it up. A few pins just keeps it all secure.

I have been toying with different ways of quilting, and I am sorry to disappoint anybody, but it is straight line quilting again. I cross hatched my snowflake simmer quilt and  did varied colour matchstick quilting in my transparency quilt, both incidentally designed by Yvonne. I was flicking about the internet and instagram and saw Yvonne's quilting on her newest quilt Refraction  for Love Patchwork and Quilting. I loved the quilting in it too. So ...... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Straight line quilting it is.

As yet I have quilted a big fat zero percent. Watch out for the bulletins!

linking up with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts


  1. I think straight line quilting for this design is perfect. It's going to be a stunning finish, and hooray for good weather.

  2. It's going to look great. Nothing wrong with straight line quilting.

  3. Why not straight line quilting, a good choice for this quilt.

  4. You know that straight line quilting is my fav too, so I say go for it! It will look fantastic!

  5. It's going to be just wonderful! I am pondering Postcard (still not even a flimsy yet yikes), so I'll be curious to see how Bulletin looks. What a lovely day to do this job outside!

  6. I think straight line quilting will be perfect for this quilt. I bet you're glad you got your basting done in that 30 seconds of fine weather.


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