I finished pre-cutting all my fabric yesterday, and I am giving away the selvage edges from the 36 fabrics in the quilt. So, be sure to go check out my giveaway post and enter to win if you have a use for a bunch of selvages!
I am so excited about this project! This morning, I made the first of the 72 blocks that are going to make up the quilt top.
And here is the block “expanded” out on my design wall with most of the rest of the layout. My design wall is going to be much too small for this massive quilt – the last two rows of squares are missing from the bottom of the quilt, and once I get more of each row pieced, I won’t have room to put a row across my design wall either!. Each block finishes out at 12.5″ square, so the quilt top will be 96.5″ wide by 108.5″ long without the final border. Eep!
It took me 35 minutes to make the first block. I hope to find a rhythm in the piecing and reduce that time a bit. I have a few more blocks to go, so I bet I’ll figure something out! 🙂 Time for another cup of tea and then back to the sewing fun! I can’t wait to see this one come together, although I’m not sure how I’m going to visualize it as it continues to grow – probably back to using my floor for the layout and photography in the short term!