Getting ever closer

I now have 6 of the 7 rows sewn into strips (there’s a couple rows that need their last block sewn on after I buy more batting and quilt it). Obviously, I still need batting, and once I have the last row quilted and sewn into a strip, I’ll press open the seams and cut the corners and then sew the strips together.

An updated to-do list:

  1. Finish assembling last 2 blocks
  2. Iron the last 10 blocks
  3. Lay out the batting and cut down for 29 blocks Lay down batting and cut down for 9 blocks
  4. Quilt 29 blocks
  5. Iron the backing fabric/trim selvedge.
  6. Assemble the quilt top (arrange into rows, sew rows together-just one left!)
  7. Press seams open on back of quilt top (use a lower temp!) and cut the corners down to reduce bulk.
  8. Trim and measure quilt top and cut/sew backing fabric as needed
  9. Buy clear thread
  10. Sew backing onto quilt
  11. Choose fabric for binding and buy it
  12. Assemble binding
  13. Sew on binding
  14. Collapse in relief

And now, pictures! These are the bottom 4 strips, with bonus kitty cats for scale. Nothing has been precisely lined up, nor pinned down–this was just so I could see how it was shaping up. Row 3 is one of the rows that’s missing its last block until I get more batting.

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