Mister finishes sanding the wood part of the Big Board so it is now waiting for me to put the batting and cover on. I need to sandwich a few quilts to get a strip to work with as I just don't want to cut any batting that I don't have to. I have one piece sitting in the leftover pile that is wide enough but need one more.
It's nice out and we are expecting the weather to turn this week so Mister wants to try and finish the Featherweight table. As he heads outside to work on it, I follow to gather supplies to finish the Big Board. I need two layers of batting and two layers of fabric. I locate one that has a faux quilt on it and also some muslin. Both of these fabrics were in my treasure trove from the thrift store. Thinking I will put the faux quilt fabric on the outside, I press it and discover that there are some stains on it. Drat. Can I work around them? Once pressed, I take the fabric, batting, and Board into the house to work. Using the Board as a pattern, I cut out the fabric and batting to make a 4-layer sandwich. I am just not happy with the faux print so it goes inside the muslin.
Mister has today's first coat of varnish on the table, then comes in to help me attache the fabric to my board. With his trusty staple gun in hand, we have it all battened down in no time.
Yes! This is turning into a productive day. Another project in the finished column. I love it and can't wait to use it at retreat. (See the faux print?)