Basting Basting

Yesterday like a hero I pin basted two quilts – one is a queen size which coincidentally is the exact size of the open space in my kitchen. Basting. How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways.

I go back and forth with pin basting and spray basting and for now I am on the pin basting wagon. It’s all horrible on a queen. I have some quilty friends who are doing the quilt as you go method on larger quilts which maybe is the secret?

The other one in the hopper is this pretty little thing – in black and white to help me think about block layout and distribution. “Random” block placement is harder than it looks!
Black and white to help with layout

And here’s what I ended up with:
And color... lattice quilts are awesome

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