said my quilt today. Yup, I finally packed up the things I would need including the top:
and the back:
and got my quilt basted together. I've been ready and wanting to do it for a few weeks now, but stuff. But today it all came together.
I haven't been able to do it at home because 1. no space to lay it out and 2. so much mess from blowing insulation last weekend. So I packed it up and went to my church to use their large tables. I couldn't get three together, so I made do with two.
I taped the back of the quilt to the tables so it would stay taut.
Then I laid on the cotton batting I was using:
Then came the top:
And then I started pinning.
That's the theory anyway. I figure it should work similar to how it worked out when I quilted circles on the crossed canoes quilt. (I quilted circles twice as far apart as I wanted, removing the pins. Then I could quilt between the circles without having to remove any pins.)
It saves a lot of time and makes the quilting smoother if you don't have to stop to remove pins all the time. I think it should work fine even if the pins are a little further apart than I would normally do them. All the quilting will be in one directions with the quilt fairly stable, and I'm not moving it all over like for free motion.
Once everything on the table was done, I folded one edge over and slid the quilt enough to pin the side.
The table height was adjustable and I moved them up, but I still had to bend over to work on the quilt. I think I was better off than my usually position (working on the floor), but two hours of standing and bending over is still pretty taxing. I didn't have enough energy to start sewing, although I had my machine in the car in case it got that far.
But I hope to be stitching soon...I would like to get this puppy done!
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