Didn’t get much done in the sewing area yesterday. But my new cutting table/desk was put together – progress! What is left to do? get the design wall up, Mike’s table is left to put on the base and the floor – then moving everything back in and organizing. The floor will be back breaking work with a lot of breaks to stretch out our backs I’m sure. Hope to get started on it next week. My table was raised up high right now so I could put the last coat of varnish on it – you see the crank at the end of the table – that well adjust the height of the table – you can remove it so it isn’t in the way.
This is it with a 24 x 36 inch cutting mat so you can get an idea of size (photo taken before I was putting that last coat of varnish on ) I only had the mat on it for the photo as the table top still needs to “harden” a little bit still – well not be using it for a week or two. Plenty of room for the lap top on one side and cutting area on the other – in fact if it works out right and the sewing machine sits on it alright (in height) I will put the sewing machine on it to do the machine quilting as the table top will have so much of a bigger area to work then the Sew Ezi table does. There are wheels on the bottom with brakes so I can easily move it if needed.
This is the backing I got for the Primary Colors quilt – I have been thinking straight lines in a light gray thread.
Wide flannel for the new design wall. I know some of you use batting but I find batting sags after awhile and flannel doesn’t do that as much I think.
This much done on the Round We Go circle. I was asked what I have it sitting on – this is a 12.5 inch sandpaper board – helps keep things from slipping and I use it to draw out my pattern pieces – cutting one circle at a time isn’t much work and I find the slower pace nice – I have enough quilts waiting in line to be quilted I don’t need to rush. There is old dry glue on this sandpaper board that I don’t know how to get rid of – don’t want to run the board by scrubbing with water and a brush but thought maybe that would work if I did it quickly?
The last basket of tomatoes has been ripening nice – some faster than others. Have used some of them already –I believe it was last week I showed you a full basket of the green tomatoes that I picked before pulling out the plants.
I did get about 25 inches or so of the vine applique on both sides on Fall Harvest but you really can’t see the work as the thread blends in so well I didn’t take a photo. Again no rush on this as I have so many to quilt – I’m trying to slow down. Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today and kokaquilts:sew, stitch, snap,share.