I need to get one of these handy tools called a Kwik Klip. It makes it easy to close the safety pins when basting your quilt and saves you all the heartache of being stuck. I always say I am going to be more careful the next time I pin a quilt and it never fails, I end up sticking myself more than once and scratching my nails.
I heavily pinned the quilt sandwich, but I made sure to pin where I wasn't planning on stitching. That way I didn't have to worry about removing pins while I stitched. I had my hubby help me remove pins and refasten them after all the stitching was complete.
On a side note, I would like to mention that I had originally planned to have Rain Drops Navy - Catch of the Day by Hoodie in the mix. After looking at all the pieces set out, I realized that the navy was just too dark for this quilt and really took away from the aqua and teals.
Stitching is all finished and now off to work on the binding. Stay tuned for the finished quilt.
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