Oh my goodness, getting started was full of trials and tribulations! I’m going to be quilting this using my quilt as you go with no sashing method, adding 2 rows of crosses at a time, so after carefulling planning the layout, labelling the top of each quilt square with its position, and stitching each individual row together, I paired up and stitched all the rows together, I managed to stitch 3 of the four pairs together upside down!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! To double check that this would be a bad layout, I laid them all out on my bed
and confirmed that yes, this would not be a good layout! Here’s a closer look at the labels, see how the bottom row labels are upside down? Why I didn’t double check this each time I’ll NEVER KNOW!
Anyway, out came the rotary cutter, an awesome tool for bulk unsewing, and listened to four podcasts and got those rows unsewed.
I lay the strips back out on the bed to double check, and yes, this looks better!
I’ll admit that this was a big boost, seeing the whole thing laid out on it’s eventual destination!
I then layered the first 2 strips with batting and backing:
and started quilting!
By the end of Sunday I’d finished the first set of rows:
Tuesday I added the next set of rows, here’s the back:
And by the end of Monday I’d made it this far:
So much more to go, it gets a bit overwhelming…but then I look at what I’ve already done:
And acknowledge that it’s gonna be awesome when it’s done, so I’ve just got to GET GOING AND DO IT! 😉