Some people might think of sandwiches that are half made as open-faced. Mine are more sad-faced. I was sad to discover I didn't have as much basting spray as I thought. There was only a partial can, plus one more, and I knew it wouldn't be enough to get through eleven quilt sandwiches. Oh well...the best laid plans. We went ahead and set up the sawhorse and plywood tables anyway. I decided to work my way through the smallest ones first, trying to get as many as possible finished. More basting spray is on the way, but it probably won't arrive until next weekend. I'll finish the rest then.
The one exception to my "small quilts" rule was "And On that Farm."
This was the quilt I least wanted to do, and so I did it first. I was worried about running my hands over so many tiny applique pieces. They'll be stitched down with the quilting. For now, they are only fused, and easy to peel up. It occurred to me to sandwich it face down, meaning, I put the top face down on my table, and layered backwards from there. That meant I was only running my hands over the solid fabric and the batting, and so the applique was protected.
So, phew! It was a relief getting that one finished. Then I moved on with the smallest quilts starting with Friendship's Garden. I really like this quilt.