I finally started sewing together the back of the quilt last week. I had figured out very rough fabric estimates, so once I got all the blocks sewn together and laid out it was clear I needed a few more blocks.
|All the fabric (except the black frame on the center panel) was sent in for this quilt, and there's still lots left! With this layout I had to make three more 4-patch blocks.|
Sewing all the blocks together went quickly, though my pregnant body can't deal with extended amounts of time spent quilting anymore. Everything was going swimmingly until I sewed the second row of the bottom together poorly (no idea what happened) and ended up with this:
|Problem: poorly spaced/placed blocks of the same fabric.|
I'm guessing most people wouldn't notice or care about the problem I had with it. But to my quilter's eye, it was bad. And I was already having a bad day, and the thought of ripping stitches and figuring out a new layout for that row made me grumpier. So it sat for two days, until today when I decided to just get it done already. And here's the finishes back:
|It's not perfect, but it's still good :-) Hopefully it will look even better once it's quilted.|
I'm hoping to have my husband help me with the sandwiching and basting over the weekend. I can't wait to get started on the quilting, I have some awesome plans for it! But it's going to be slow. At this point I'm so far behind (I was hoping to have the quilt finished by the end of January), that I'd rather spend a little extra time and effort making it as beautiful and awesome as possible than rush to finish it and have it be mediocre (in my mind, anyway). I guess like most labors of love it has taken on a life of it's own and will be finished on it's own timeline.