I finally got my quilt top basted together. After procrastinating on it for 10 years, it took me a full day of back breaking work to pin it all together. Well, most of it is pinned, I ran out of saftey pins before I hit the border. So part of it is thread basted.
It looks great laid out, that's for sure. I know that one of the reasons I was procrastinating on it was the back breakingness of it. I really spent most of the day on it. I didn't want to leave it on the living room floor (and it was hard enough to keep the dogs off of it as it was). So I spent from about 10:30ish laying it out (with some much appreciated help from Kate and Lydia) then pinning it. I got done a little after 3:00. One very short break for lunch and a short break to chat with Lauren. I then spent the rest of the afternoon playing Blood Omen 2. (while I love the Legacy of Kain series, this one is not my favorite... the story is a bit off the main story and the game play isn't very well done. I was never able to beat the final boss. Plus there's no Raziel... oh sorry, got on a tangent there, didn't I?)
Now comes the fun part: actual quilting. I'm going to machine quilt it and I've never done anything this large before. I've made a few haps, but I think struggling with all this bulk is going to be a bit of a challenge. If it doesn't work well on my sewing table, I'll use the dining room table.
I probably won't get to it today, as I have some things to do today (including grocercies... ugh). Let's just hope it doesn't take me 10 more years of procrastination to get started with the quilting....