V’s quilt, part 5: compiling the top
March 23, 2015 by Natalie (QSOgirl)
See all the posts about V’s quilt HERE.
Now that all the blocks
are laid out
, let’s get this top sewn together! In order to make it easier for myself to match the seams, I decided to sew the top into quadrants, then sew them together to finish.
I started by sewing half-rows of 6 blocks.
I pressed all of those seams, then sewed the half-rows into two pairs and a “triple”…
…then sewed those sections together to finish the quadrant. Then I pressed those seams.
Once the quadrants were complete, I stitched the top quadrants together and the bottom quadrants together…
…pressed those seams, and then it was time for the Final Seam!
It was a momentous occasion.
So I had Husband take lots of photos!
And then I pressed that last seam.
At last, the finished quilt top!
I took it for a test run on V’s bed, just to get a preview of how it might look when it’s finished.
Blocks to half-rows+pressing: 3.98 hours
Rows to quadrants+pressing: 4.33 hours
Quadrants into halves+pressing: 0.67 hours
Final seam + pressing: 0.6 hours
Total time to compile quilt top: 9.58 hours