So... where was I? Oh, right - all the 6.5" blocks are pieced. Once they had been approved by Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind...
...I laid them out on the floor to get a general idea what they'd look like together - and so I could start sewing block to block. Here's a look at them all:
I'm very excited! Even standing on my wicker coffee table, I had to shoot it in two parts, then "sew" those pix together. How quilty! :)
I prefer to use a design wall to audition lay-outs, keeping everything up off the floor - but (a) paper-pieced blocks won't "stick" to what I use, (b) this quilt is larger than my design wall, and (c) I have a security guard who keeps wayward Siberians off of any quilt pieces I lay on the floor. Seriously.
Amber looks (and is) all things sweet and innocent, but I trust her completely to keep her brothers (Dave and Zim) away from the blocks. Siberians are in the Working Breed Group, and this is one of her jobs. She is quite serious about her work. (For the record, her sister Stormy wouldn't think of disturbing them.)
Now we sew block to block:
See how I just have to line the papers up with each other? It's amazingly easy. Just make sure your "rails" are going the right way and GO!
I have this much into "two-sies" (block to block):
The plan is to do "two-sies", then "four-sies". I couldn't resist doing a "four-sie", though, just to see how it was going to look. Take a peek!
I'm really thrilled with how this is coming together. Here's another look at the line up:
After a quick hug from Dave:
I got back to doing "two-sies".
And sweet Ammy continued to keep watch:
She's paid in Happy Hearts cookies and long walks. :)
Thanks for reading!