Thoughtful Thursday!

When I am having one of those days Snoopy always cheers me up!  I found these on the web and they reflect my mood today!

Treacle chose these :

I should have been doing house jobs today but made the mistake of sitting down at my desk!  Four hours later I was still there working on things! So tomorrow will have to now be house job day.  Hey ho!

The man on the radio today was going on about how many days to Christmas and then told us it was 76!  I need to get my lists out and start planning Christmas cakes, puddings, mince pies and cookies! Otherwise it will December before I know it and nothing done!  Not this year, oh no we are going to be super organised this year!

Only have one more Committee Meeting to go for the swimming club and then the AGM and I have finished and I can honestly say it will be a relief!!!!  I have been secretary of many organisations and things and I can honestly say this year has been the worst I have ever experienced!!!!  At least I will then have more time to do the things I really want to do like quilting and cooking!

Still need to sort out the puppy quilt and get it finished.  I was watching one of the Missouri Quilt Company videos about spray basting the quilt sandwich and think I may give it a go.  Has anyone done a large quilt with it or only small ones?  The one they were demonstrating was a small display quilt, so don’t know how well it would work with a twin bed size quilt.  Any suggestions gratefully received.

Need to get on now as I have dinner to make as Youngest is swimming tonight for two hours and I am on duty to take him.  It is great when I have a binding to sew on as the two hours rush by then, but I haven’t got anything to finish now 🙁

Hope you are all having a Thrilling Thursday.

Hugs, Susie x

4 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday!

  1. Maga

    Personally I don’t like spray basting so I use basting tape of the kind that washes out. It is more expensive obviously than pin basting and I have never tried a very large quilt using the basting tape but others have used Mistyfuse squares on large quilts. Something to think about. I know people say that the spray disappears in the wash but that has not been my experience and if you think of giving the quilt to a child that would be something else to consider.

  2. farmquilter

    Over here the American Museum of Quilts uses 505 spray glue to temporarily hold an antique quilt together while they work on it. I have used it to help hold down a “fluffy” border when I’m quilting on my longarm. The museum says that it disappears without washing in 6 months. Obviously I don’t have to baste a quilt with my longarm, but I have basted other quilts for hand quilters on my longarm. That would be the easiest way to get it basted!! If you do use the spray glue to baste with, lay out the batting, fold the backing into quarters so you only have to work with 1/4 of the backing at a time to get it put on. When those two layers are together, turn it over and do the same thing with quilt top. Spray the glue on the batting, not the material – the batting is a bit more stable!! You will have to let us know what you choose to do and how it works.

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