I don't know why basting this quilt last night turned into a travesty of epic proportions.
At 98x98, it really shouldn't have been any harder to baste than this one which was 88x100. And yet a) it was and b) I had to add a piece to the batting and of course first I added it to the wrong edge and then c) I wound up having to add a strip to one side of the back AFTER having basted most of the quilt (in other words, had to sew a strip onto the backing and then press it open while holding the entire quilt rolled on my shoulder, that was fun) b/c either I made the back odd or something got unsquared as I was laying things out (highly possible) and d) it seems to weigh about 10 pounds more than that one. Did I use different batting? I honestly don't even know. Then I had to unpin an entire corner to straighten out a wrinkle in the back b/c for some reason my trusty painter's tape was just NOT holding for me last night. I mean it was peeling off a minute after being taped down. I'm convinced 3M changed the formula just to mess with me. If your back comes too untaped, wrinkles and crinkles and dimples there will be.
But it's all basted now.
I had one idea for quilting. Then I changed to a new one. Then last night I realized that while the new idea would look good it would be a huge pain to execute. So I'm undecided once again. Ah well.