Dodging the Safety Pins

The pattern for this monochromatic quilt Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt Pattern and uses 10 blue/green batiks.  I started this quilt last September when I created a production line for each step.  After the blocks were made, this project came to a halt, as I always find the hard part of quilting is basting the quilt, where lots of space is needed.  Does anyone else find this part the stalling point in the quilting process?

I quilted last week.  With so many safety pins in this quilt, the quilting method used was “dodging the safety pins” — or just basic stippling.  Over the weekend, I finished up the binding and yet another quilt is finished.  If you didn’t see my Prints ‘n Solids quilt from yesterday, be sure to check it out.   I still have a few more UFO’s to complete (come back tomorrow to see all of them!) before I can start on the big baby quilt!!

I am linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday.

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5 responses to “Dodging the Safety Pins

  1. I can completely understand the pin dodging aspect. I use a ton of pins when I quilt myself. The blues of this are wonderful. Great job!!

  2. This is a most beautiful quilt! You really chose a beautiful assortment of blue fabrics and managed a great design!
    Congratulations!

  3. Fantastic pattern. Love all those blues and the touch of green.

  4. I love the variety of those blues. Very beautiful.
    ~Kimberlee

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