Besides Christmas preparations, there has been something else holding up the process.
I couldn't decide on batting.
I had ordered a wool batting, but I was sort of disappointed in it. It's very thin, as you can see below. You can see my fingers through it.
The other choice was a cotton batting. Much thicker and heavier.
I kept wondering which would be the warmest...thin wool or heavy cotton. I even tried to test them by laying down and covering up with each.
I didn't think the Sasquatch would like the wool - he likes heavy covers! But it needs to be a nice warm quilt,too.
Finally I decided to be brave and layer both battings in the quilt.
It was a bit tricky getting all the layers smoothed out and pinned together. First I pinned the two battings and the backing together from the back, then flipped it and pinned on the pieced top, from the front.
There was a lot of smoothing out and moving pins before I was satisfied with the quilt sandwich.
|funny - I noticed I am dressed to match the fireplace - camouflaged!|
Then I added more and more safety pins, rolling up as I went, and removing the back pins.
I used my cutting mat underneath to keep from scratching the floor with the pins.
I ran out of safety pins and had to buy more to finish up with the next evening.