What I thought was just going to take a quick afternoon to finish up has taken me all week! My soft, rich fabric came in on Monday and I could hardly wait to cut it into strips and add it to my patiently waiting squares.
I sewed, pressed and then sewed some more. Each of these squares ended up being 15 1/4″ square. Odd sized I know, but that was it.
I made 36 of them. This quilt will be a king size cover that is going to look great in my sons old room that will now be a guest room. Should I make a sign to place on it that says, “Please don’t sit on this amazing yet fragile quilt”? There are so many people out there that just don’t know quilt etiquette:)
Here they are all lined up and ready for sewing together
I moved a few around to get the colors the way I liked them and even replaced a strip or two with different colored fabric to get it just the way I liked it, but this is roughly how it looks. Isn’t it great?! I tell you what, finding a piece of floor large enough to preview a quilt this size is no easy task! Lol:)
I like to work row by row, block by block when assembling my quilts. I don’t chain assemble or even work one half and then the other. I find it too easy to get lost. I carefully lay one row of blocks on top of each other and mark the edge of the first block with a clover clip that I leave there until all of the rows have been sashed and sewn together.
I am so excited to see this come together:) Now all I have left is a piano key border that I will finish tomorrow. Yea!!
I hope you have a SWEET day! –Tracy