Creating a home by hand.

WIP Wednesday – Hand Basting My Scrappy Nine Patch

Over the weekend, I got the flying zebra baby quilt and one of the child-sized quilts hand basted.

Baby quilt and child-sized quilt basted

Dave’s away on a contract for a few days, which means that it won’t matter if I have a larger quilt taking up residence on the dining room table for a day or two, so I decided to baste my scrappy nine patch.

Last night, with the help of our son who is home from college for the summer, I got the back and front rolled up neatly around the 1X4 basting boards and then got those rolled out a few inches and arranged on the table with the batting in between. (Forgot to take a picture of that, but will on the next quilt)

This morning, I started the hand basting.

Basting scrappy 9 patch

By noon I had almost 1/3 of it basted.

Basting Scrappy nine patch

At which time, I remembered that it was the 25th and I hadn’t posted the next post in my Christmas on a Budget Series.   So if you’ve been following along with the series, be sure to check back later this evening.

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  • LisaAnn
    May 25, 2011 2:11 pm

    Hi Supermom! Thanks for visiting my blog today. About the quilt fabric, yes, the name of the fabric line is called Buttercup. It is by designer Joanna Figeroa ( and is manufactured by Moda. Hope that helps! Thanks again for stopping by!

  • maria
    May 25, 2011 11:58 pm

    Love your scrappy but hand basting!!! I just pin my.

  • Leanne
    May 26, 2011 9:05 am

    That back fabric is wonderful! You are very diligent to hand baste, I just pin, not sure in the end which is easier.

  • Kristen
    May 26, 2011 1:17 pm

    You are so neat in your stitches! The basting is one of the most important parts! Too bad it wasn’t more fun!

  • Cheryll S
    May 26, 2011 7:16 pm

    WOW…all hand basted…it’s pins for me… so I congratulate YOU on that achievement alone! Love the one on the table now…the flowered sashing looks fantastic. Well done! 🙂

  • Pat Sieler
    May 29, 2011 6:03 pm

    This is going to be beautiful! I like your idea of planning for December in March. My only trouble is lack of discipline. If I make something, I have no way of stopping myself from giving it right then. But maybe with the larger items, such as a hand made and hand sewn quilt, I could control myself.
    Very impressive work. Enjoyed your blog, I think that I read most of it.

  • Pomona
    June 1, 2011 12:05 pm

    I love your scrappy quilt – really pretty!

    Pomona x

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