These are a couple of tools I use in marking that I thought I would share. The Leonis blue water soluble marker I order off Amazon. They are the best I have found so far and come in a pack of 10 for $15. The little sponge applicator is used to erase mistakes - simply dunk in water and the wipe across the line done in error. My friend Martha told me about this trick and even gave me some of the sponges and the cute little Ball jar.
Here is the quilt being basted. I use boards to roll the backing and top on, and then thread baste for hand quilting. My good friend, Brenda, dropped by to learn this basting technique and then stayed for several hours to help me baste it together. So fun to have a friend to help! Tomorrow I hope to finish up the basting and get the quilt in my hoop :)