Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quilting 202 - the Top!

Diane finished all her flying geese units and was ready to start assembling blocks for our class today.  She got the six main blocks sewn together and we just couldn't wait to start laying out the pieces.

Smart girl that she is, Diane is taking pictures of the layout so she will have something to reference as she assembles the top at home. 

We also decided that this quilt needed a small inner border of red.  We went shopping right outside the classroom in the Joann's Fabric department and found just the right fabric.  Nice to have an entire store of fabric to choose from.  Now if I could just get my stash that big. . .  I'll have to work on that!

*Finish sewing all the 'road'/flying geese units.
*Lay out the quilt top on the floor or on a bed and make sure you like where all the cars and trucks are.  *Sew the blocks together - row by row.    Then sew each row together.
*Also, cut out 13 2 1/2" WOF strips from the new red fabric.  We will use this for the inner border and for the binding.

Next week, we will attach the inner border, decide what keystone blocks will be in each corner and sew on the outer border.  We'll also take our final measurements and plan, if not sew, the backing.

Looks like we'll have to meet an additional time to get the layering done, the machine quilting done and attach the binding.  This is certainly becoming a charming quilt.  I can't wait to see that red hit the mix!  Some very lucky little boy is gonna be very happy!!  Good job, Diane!!