I thought of the squares for my Nocturne Star quilt. I laid them out in early June:
And lo and behold, before taking the blocks off the wall, I labeled them so I would know how they went together!! I was so grateful to June Christina for doing that for me!!
I sewed all the seams in one direction without cutting the thread in between blocks.
|See the orange sticker? They didn't stay on very well when|
I started moving the quilt around, but they stayed on long
enough for me to be able to put the blocks together.
|Vertical seams are sewn. Horizontal seams still|
need to be sewn.
Then I took out the extra strips from the top and others I cut to use in the border. I sorted them by value (light/dark) and then sewed them end to end in strips long enough to fit the quilt edge.
Here is the entire top:
My plan is to take it to a local shop that I found out has a long arm machine you can rent time on. It would be so exciting to get it quilted in an afternoon!!! :)
The top is 92"x100" and Troy will be happy to finally have a blanket that is wide enough to go over the sides of the mattress! (We're making do right now.)
The last few people to whom I showed the quilt (or pictures of) asked me what I was making it for. I.e., who was I giving it to? Um, me. In my head I was thinking, "Back off from the quilt...it's mine and you can't have it!"