Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Basted

Or trying to!  I added the borders onto Maxie's Dinosaur quilt on the weekend.

It's not an easy feat sandwiching a quilt with a very excited 6YO playing hopscotch on the pieced quilt backing!

Eventually he found the camera...
...and took about 20 self portraits.

and then he got into the basting supplies.

I only found this out when I heard an "AWESOME!!!" coming from his direction.  He informed me that the "sticky tape" can rip your hair out...
Can you see the freshly waxed spots??  I must try duct tape next time my legs need doing...

Finally the CBeebies website to the rescue where he played games while I finished basting.

After many tea/coffee/diet coke/chocolate breaks (there are advantages to having a dodgy wrist) the ordeal was over!!! Basting is by far the most painful part of quilting! BLECH!!


  1. Must hard to get things done with a very ative 6 yr old around. Well done Alex.
    Looking forward to seeing the quilt finished.

  2. He's off school in that in-between too-sick-to-go-too-well-to-stay-home stage. I do miss him while he's at school so I didn't mind. never a dull moment that's for sure!

  3. He is so cute. The quilt is looking great I bet he cant wait to get this on his bed x

  4. Aw, another use for duct tape. I have a Maxie too. She will be 30 her next birthday but she still does things like that. Makes life fun!

  5. this post made me laugh ;-)
    great quilt too!

  6. what a cutie - i love kids self-photos! the quilt looks fantastic! can't wait to see it finished!

  7. Reminds me of when I was young and the stupid things I got into. Just think of how much money he saved you by finding a new use of duct tape and the Canadians think they have the corner on it.

  8. He makes me laugh. I love the scrapes he gets into (except the ones that scare me and take 10 years off my life!!)