Thursday, March 31, 2016

What exactly IS a quilt sandwich?

I just bet you have been wondering what in the world a quilt sandwich is.  Right???  If you've made a quilt you will know exactly what I mean.

Nope!  This is not it -- just your ordinary (except that I used crust for one piece) peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Nothing fancy about this spring break lunch today!

A quilt sandwich is what you get when you put the backing fabric...

....together with the batting...

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....and, finally top with the pieced quilt!  Pin it all together, and you have a quilt sandwich!

Next up will be figuring out how to get this into the quilting frame.  It's an old one I bought at my favorite thrift store, and this will be my first try at using it.  Here goes....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Break Quilting ...

Spring Break is here, and I just want to savor every moment!  Instead of grandiose plans to spring clean the house, (which, by the way, never seems to be accomplished during Spring Break), my goals were to clean the refrigerator, finish piecing the quilt I've been working on, and make the quilt "sandwich" (fabric, batting, fabric) ready to put in the frame.

Refrigerator AND freezer cleaned!  CHECK

Quilt top pieced!  CHECK

Today, I'll be making a Quilt Sandwich!