This quilt is laid out and pinned, and in the process of being hand basted. I've decided that instead of going over my basting with machine zigzag, I will leave my own stitches in place and skip the unnecessary machine step. So I'm doing a more detailed job with the basting.
In order to get up to speed, I'll be attending an all day machine quilting class with David Taylor at the Machine Quilters Exposition, which happens to be in Portland this week.
We were instructed to bring a quilt sandwich to class--either a top, or just plain muslin. I have lots of different scenarios in which I might want to try new ways of machine quiltwork, so my sample looks like this:
"Go Crazy" project that I started last fall. And finally, May the cat on the doily is another new situation for machine quilting.
I hope to have this sample filled by the end of class on Thursday. I'll show you what happens!