Thursday, June 23, 2011

Smack Dab in the Middle!

I started prepping my X Marks the Spot quilt for sandwiching this morning before swim class. It took a long time to trim all those stray threads, but I didn't want any black or green to show through the white fabric. I put the backing on the floor and decided not to tape it down. I just placed some soup cans on the corners to make sure it didn't move too much. I got the batting situated right before we left for swim class. Well, we just got home an hour or so ago and I decided to finish sandwiching and get it pinned. I was really worried because the front pattern is so structured, as is the back, so I had to get it perfectly squared up on both sides to make sure the quilting looks good later.
I only did a little situating and decided to just start pinning and figure out which way I needed to move it after the fact. I did a pin in the center. Then I basically pinned a big plus sign, following the lines straight up and down, then side to side out from the center just so I could check how straight it was on the back.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Here is my pin in the very center of the front.

When I flipped it over, the pin ended up right here in the center square.
I was amazed. Then I checked the lines I'd pinned. They went straight up the center of the back, and straight across the center. I was so excited! I just need to add a few more pins for stabilization and I get to start quilting! Now, if I can just figure out exactly how I'm going to quilt this bad boy! I have no clue. Any ideas?


Linz said...

Awesome!! I can't wait to see it all finished!!

LaDonna and Diana said...

Isn't it nice when things line up! Now the "quilt as desired" part...some quilt designs come easy and others have to stew a bit! I know you'll figure out what this quilt is telling you!