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:
Finish assembling last 2 blocks Iron the last 10 blocks Lay out the batting and cut down for 29 blocksLay down batting and cut down for 9 blocks
- Iron the backing fabric/trim selvedge.
- Assemble the quilt top (arrange into rows, sew rows together-just one left!)
- Press seams open on back of quilt top (use a lower temp!) and cut the corners down to reduce bulk.
- Trim and measure quilt top and cut/sew backing fabric as needed
Buy clear thread
- Sew backing onto quilt
- Choose fabric for binding and buy it
- Assemble binding
- Sew on binding
- 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.