Monday, June 20, 2011

An Auction and One Beautiful Quilt Later

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!

1 comment:

kat said...

I totally need to try that doing the sandwich on the wall thing!