Well, we started off on the floor – me, the backing, the wool batting and the quilt top – and we pinned each other to the carpet, as I knew we would, but after a few hours the pinned layers could be moved carefully to the largest table I have, where tacking/basting is in progress.
Not great quality images, I know, but by the time I remembered to engage camera, the light was fading fast. You get the idea, anyway.
Batting was absolutely the right thing to do. The cloth now has substance without being too thick or bulky, and it still fits into the frame I use when I have to use a frame. My next job is to stitch down some of the edges on each block – part quilting, part securing – so that I can roll or fold the cloth up out of the way until I’m ready to work on it again. I expect this cloth to take several years before it’s fully completed, so it will spend a lot of its resting time rolled or folded. The tacking will have to be pretty robust to withstand all that extra handling. At least it’s much easier to work on it up here on the table than down there on the floor. Certainly easier on the knees!