A softly printed off-white fabric for the back, plus
a Mountain Mist Cream Rose double sized bat
plus a 72" x 90" Sunday Morning quilt top
will become my younger daughter's quilt when finished.
She liked this pattern and wanted a cotton bat.
I stitched the pieces for the back together tonight. I hope to layer and baste the quilt tomorrow. My husband wonders how I will do it. I wonder, too. My layout area is my living room floor.
I had foot surgery in October which was mostly healed. But two weeks ago I started having a different pain in my foot. The doctor tells me that if I don't rest and elevate my foot, I will have a stress fracture. Nearly three months of rest with an elevated foot has been a long time. I've read books and blogs, researched on the internet (all sitting with my foot elevated), stitched at the sewing machine a little, watched a few movies and when the doctor finally said I could go out, very carefully went to the thrift store and the grocery store. Can I tell you that I'm bored? I want my body and my mobility back!
I believe I could have had this quilt quilted if I'd been able to get it layered and basted before the surgery. Now that I have to rest for 3 more weeks, I know I could get a good start on quilting it -- if I can only get it basted. How much do you think my husband will help me with it tomorrow? He will probably -- very kindly and generously -- help me smooth the layers out on the floor. But I know he will not pin. Do you think I can sit on the floor and pin-baste it? Or can I bend over and do it? We'll see.
I'm looking forward to hand-quilting with this Cream Rose bat after reading a review at The Tulip Patch. She says it shrinks more than some other cotton bats but, to be honest, I was concerned that this quilt was a little too large. I hope it will be the perfect size after it's washed. Lucy at Quilting with the Past said Cream Rose is very easy to quilt, which is just what I need as a newish hand quilter. I'll report back later.