I love quilting. I hate basting.
It's one of those necessary evils, though, isn't it?
I was basting this quilt up the other day (more info on the quilt later, when I get good pics) and I noticed something.
When I begin basting, my pins are close to each other. Maybe like 3-4 inches apart.
As I keep going, I noticed that they get a little farther apart.
At the end it's like whatever I can do to get done with this is good enough.
Then I was like, man, is this what I'm like in other things?
I start off well, but don't finish well? Well, I mean, I finished well enough, but not as well as I began.
These are the thoughts I have when I'm on my knees basting in the middle of the floor as the children run by me.
What about you?
And by the way, if you don't have a basting tool, that's okay.
I've been using a wood skewer with the tip cut off for a while and it works great! The poor quilter's basting tool! It's really helped my fingers and nails and makes it go a lot faster!