It's just two plywood sheets supported by four sawhorses. The plywood sheets are 4 x 8 feet, giving me a work surface of 8 x 8 feet. Mike got the good quality plywood that was sanded smooth, so no splinters or rough sections. I pulled the quilts to one corner to make it easier to reach across and then clamped them on two sides with bicycle clamps. I used blue painters tape on the other two sides.
The one problem I had was that I couldn't reach all the way to the far bottom corner of the quilt to smooth it out. The easy work-around for that was to smooth what I could reach, and then unclamp and pull the quilt toward me to do the rest.
With spray basting, I always smooth out the back side too.
And then I was on to the next quilt.
And the next.
And the next.
The one above needed a back cut to size. I used the same fabric on the back as I did for the borders. The one below needed a back pieced together. I'm using this sort of vintage star fabric for the back of Mumm's the Word.
And there they are! Five quilts stacked up for quilting! It's like having a full gas tank. Or money in the bank. Or food in the pantry. Or an empty laundry hamper.
It makes me feel like SUPER QUILTER!!!!
Not only that...32 floors and nine out of nine hours with 250 steps or more. That last one is surprisingly hard to do. There oughta be some kind of medal for that.
So that was my day yesterday...oh yes, and I actually did have an empty laundry hamper by day's end too.
Today I need to pick up some eggs from our CSA farmers. The onslaught of CSA veggies starts next week. (Cue shark music from Jaws.) I don't have to worry about that yet, but today I'll make my last grocery shop where I'm not planning around CSA veggies. So sandwiching quilts, laundry, and grocery shopping doesn't make for very exciting blog content, but I do have some more quilts from the quilt show for you.
When I saw this row of roosters, I knew Ann Shaw had been teaching a class. This rooster is available in a pattern.
She also teaches this leaf class. Some of my classmates in Vancouver had taken this class. It would have been a better place to start.
And then there was this quilt that came from the same "Designing from Nature" class that I took.
And you know I can't pass by a cat quilt without taking a picture.
Here's a quilt I might have to make for the Beaver Believers in our family.
Although I don't know why anyone would want to make a Duck.
To be clear, we're on the Oregon State side of the Civil War.
I like how the windows in this next quilt look as if they're lit from within.
This quilt caught my eye. It would be a good way to use scraps.
So I still have more quilts to show you tomorrow. And now it's time to get on with today. The weather is lovely...a good day to visit the farm. I hope you have a good day too.