Friday, June 7, 2013

basting skyfall

How do you eat an elephant? . . .

Kingsize "skyfall"  has been sitting, hanging in a closet for months, waiting to be basted.    A funny thought . . . how many elephants are there hanging in closets, waiting to be . . . . well, anyways . . .  

I wanted to have a "finish" for today so, I decided that today, Texas heat in June, on my driveway, was the day to baste my skyfall, KINGSIZE no less quilt top.

So here I am, on my driveway, hugging any shade that I have left.  My raw knees remind me that yesterday I woke up and decided that instead of going to Curves, I would clean the kitchen grout.

And there you have it.  My finish for the day, week, month!  kingsize, "skyfall", basted and ready for quilting.

You can read about the making of skyfall herehere and about the naming of it (you'll love that part) here.



  1. Gorgeous! I love the red and green together and the stars in the center are awesome. I think you're brave to baste on your driveway.

  2. This is so wonderfully pieced! Amazing!
    Have fun quilting it!
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  3. you are one busy quilter! good for you for taking a bite out of that elephant. even in the hot TX sun. i'm a native who has moved west now. miss my home state.

    i just got a new juki, my first big girl machine. the floor sales rep said, "are you sure you wouldn't like the sweet 16?" i just laughed at him. no room for that. you look to be making good use of yours. =)

    thanks for stopping by and for the kind words.

  4. What one doesn't do for one's quilts! Lovely design, excellent technique and beautiful colors and fabrics--a very pleasing quilt. King size, on the other hand, is a tall order!
    best, nadia

  5. Very impressive quilt. I hope you post photos here when you are finished with it. P.S. I have a whole book of elephant jokes.

  6. Congratulations! Basting is my least favorite part of the quilting process...which just means that I am thrilled when the basting is done! Oh...and I just ordered a Sweet 16!!!

  7. Amazing! It going to be gorgeous when done

  8. Basting is hard on your knees, but I love seeing the top become a squishy quilt. Well done, it look great.


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