About a month ago our local quilt shop/Bernina store was holding an auction of quilt tops and some other items- table runners and what not. Whatever money you spent in the store you received in paper money for the auction. It was a blast. I had never been to an auction before.
I had about 200 in play money. I bid on several quilt tops but when the bidding got to high, I backed out. My goal was to walk out of there with at least on quilt top.
This one I wanted because I have always loved ocean things- mainly fish and it is totally perfect for children.
I lucked out and won the bid! Yeah!
I decided to use it as my experiment quilt since I did not painstakingly piece the top together. I saw this technique of pinning the quilt to the wall and spray basting it together- no bending over. It worked like a charm. So much so that I basted two more quilts that day. If you want to check out how to do it, click on this link for a great tutorial.
One of the ladies in my quilting bee uses this technique as a quick, machine way of attaching the binding. I figured the wavey pattern was perfect for this quilt.
This was also the first time I stippled a large quilt.
I am happy to say that it was pretty much a success!