I took my time last week to slowly, methodically, and safely (for my knees and back) mark lines on the Sequenced quilt top with my Hera marker.
At 60″ x 80″, the Sequenced quilt takes up the entire floor space of my “living room” when I roll up the carpet. I layered the quilt top on top of the batting that I will use in the quilt and created several templates to help me mark the lines I want using my Hera marker. I glue basted the paper templates to a piece of cardboard and it worked. I would mark one set of curves and then cut the template to the next smaller line and repeat.
Crawling around on the floor for that long isn’t good on my knees or my lower back, so I did hundreds of squats last week to mark all of these lines instead. After marking the quilt with one template, I found I needed to take a break. Being doubled up and pressing so hard in a tropical environment, I got hot and sweaty and my legs and ankles got tired.
After 4 afternoons of slow but consistent work, I had the quilt top all marked. Whew!
Honestly, after all the marking work, basting the quilt top the next afternoon was much faster. So, I’m all prepared to spend the week (or next several weeks) quilting. I think the quilting is going to be a lot more satisfying and fun than all that marking work!