Last week, knowing that I would be working on getting all the blocks sewn together for the Sesen Bonus Quilt, I decided to run a few polls in my Instagram stories allowing people to vote on the layout for the top.
I was surprised that the majority of people voted for Option B. A and B are very similar, but I definitely would have selected A between the two. What can I say, I really do love symmetry and consistent repeats.
After the result of the voting between Options A and B, I was really happy to see that not only did Option C win over Option D, but that it won with an overwhelming majority.
And in the vote between Options A/B or C/D, C/D was also the clear winner. Meaning that I’ll be making Option C. What do you think? Did the Instagram quilting community get it right? Personally, I was drawn to Option C the most and would have chosen it on my own, but I was very curious to get others input and would have happily sewn up any of the versions that won.
As I mentioned on Friday, we are continuing to remodel our cottage and I am currently without a design wall. But I quilted for *years* without a design wall. It turns out the floor, if there is ample enough space, can function very well to help make sure that everything is as it should be. Given that I sewed my first block together incorrectly, I wanted to lay out all the blocks before sewing them together into the quilt top.
After verifying that the blocks all looked as they should, the quilt top was complete 45 minutes later! I did go back after this photo was taken for a “victory lap”: I sewed about 1/8″ from the raw edge of the quilt all the way around the perimeter to help stabilize all the seams at the edges.
The next step for this quilt will be coming up with a quilting plan. I definitely have enough Kona Purple to piece together a backing. I don’t know if I’ll be diving straight into finishing this quilt up. I guess it depends on how complicated I decide to make the quilting. If you have any suggestions for the quilting, I’d love to hear them!