More recycling...I used up the rest of 3+ spools (and one white bobbin!) of my Mom's old polyester thread to baste my "Contentment" quilt.
She used to keep her spools of thread in a clear, large pickle jar on a sunny window shelf...over time, all the spools were naturally variegated!
I think this is the most I have ever basted any quilt top of any size...I don't want this sucker to shift while I am hand-quilting with a hoop!
There is a lot of turning that hoop while outline quilting around all these shapes!
I watched my new Season One DVD of PBS's "Victoria" and re-watched Seasons Two and Three of "The Big Bang Theory" while doing all this basting.
As I start hand quilting, I am enjoying a "Harry Potter" home film festival!
Basting threads are pink, orange, teal and white...
I have started to quilt the center, largest block. I am outlining, then I am doing a close echo/fill. It is the first time I have quilted like this, and I am a little nervous about it, but the applique is so busy that it makes any kind of gridding or straight parallel lines indistinguishable. Even the outlining is extremely hard. Oy! What was I thinking!
Steve saw my close basting and thought I had already quilted it, LOL!