I finally got the large gift quilt on my frame. It's... it's... it's really too scary for words! Even the dogs are scared!
The frame extends to 96". I work in a 10'x10' room. That's 120"x120" with a whole lot of furniture crammed against 3 walls. I could only fit the extended frame i the room diagonally and with one end in the closet.
This is the view from outside my room. I have about 8" in which I can move the frame to get in and out of the work space by my desk. I have just enough room to roll on my chair from frame end to frame end. I love rolly chairs! Seriously, I cannot believe how much easier pin basting on a frame is while sitting on a rolly chair.
The dogs (the fawn is Friday and the brindle is George) were pretty freaked out as I was extending the frame length. Friday cowered on the couch and George shivered. Friday has since braved the room and now runs back and forth underneath the frame since I am somewhat trapped in a corner as I work. George has pretty much refused to come into the room.
But I am hoping I can get this finished up and off the frame today. I need to quilt everything together and bind it ASAP so I can mail it off. This is the first large (70"x70") non-baby quilt I've quilted/given away in YEARS. I'm a little nervous that the recipients may not like the colors I chose. And just in case one of them sees this blog, I am not posting photos until after it's been delivered.