I started about a week ago marking it on the island in the kitchen, Since it was just me , I could leave it and work a little at a time. I don't know if you will be able to see the markings or not. Maybe if you click on the pictures you can. I think that Kathy would like to see what I have planned for the quilting. Crosshatching in the white around the sunbonnets. and a pattern in the squaresAren't these sunbonnets deer? I'm getting anxious now to get started on it.I start basting with a long needle and thread in the middle and work out. Did through the middle of the alternate blocks going one way and though the sunbonnet blocks going the other, Then all around the edge. I take the basting stitches out when I start on a round of the hoop so I don't sew through them. This picture shows how after I got the other part all basted. and I don't baste heavy, The one way I didn't do this time was diagonally but the way I put it in the hoop I really don't need to. I finished up basting that last row this afternoon. I trimmed off that excess batting and it is ready to start quilting. in a couple weeks if I keep quilting as much as I have been.
I didn't start this off to just talk about the sunbonnet quilt but seemed to have done plenty talking about it. But guess I better say that I had my appointment this morning with the Spinal Doctor and I guess it is a common thing with the Sciatica. He said what he wanted to do first was try an injection of a cortisone into the left L5 and S1. So that is scheduled for the 17th. two weeks of this yet. He also wants some X-rays. Didn't like the MRI pictures.
Then a word about hubby, he is coming along nicely but now since our daughter set him straight about wanting to come home to soon because I have to get feeling better, He is settling down and working at getting those legs back . Has been taking some steps with the walker for the last few days. But it will be at least another 2 weeks at least. So thanks for stopping by and hope you learned a little about basting a quilt for hand quilting.