"Does baste mean I have to get it wet to hold it all together, like when you baste a turkey" OMG, yes I just said that. Jody laughed so hard, we both started crying!! So after a lot of laughing, and a little coaching by phone with my dear friend, I decided that I would jump right in.
So I put a flat bed sheet from the closet on top of the quilt front and I sewed three sides together (like a pillow case for the jolly green giant) and then I flipped it right side out.
Next, I actually got inside the giant pillow case on my hands and knees and shoved the batting stuff inside and tried my best to make the scissor cut edges reach the 4 corners. Then I flipped the fourth side in and sewed a top stitch. I then stitched around a few of the squares in the center of the quilt with my sewing machine, and I was done. It was very ugly, and not square, but I made something. I learned to do something with very little help, and from that day on I have never stopped calling poor Jody for advice.
As I sit here this evening in my sewing room, filled with every quilting tool there is on the market, surrounded by machines I never dreamed I would own, I am proud of myself. I love teaching other young woman that it is okay to make mistakes, do stupid things, and laugh at yourself, a lot! Have some fun, and don't give up, and someday you will be making things you never dreamed.