It feels like the quilt is really taking shape now! All my squares are sewed into strips, each the width of the quilt, and I intended to start joining the rows together in the quiet Friday late night shift at work... except I left my bag of quilting goodies at home, so no quilting got done!
But I made up for it yesterday and finished attaching the last set of squares to complete the final row strip, and I got the first 2 rows joined together too!
I thought that deserved a photo, so here are the rows laid out... one row is missing since (a) I forgot about it, and (b) it wouldn't have fitted on the bed with leaving gaps between the un-joined rows... but this gives a good idea of the look of the final quilt!
Oh, and what you don't see in the photo is that the bottom row has an extra group of squares so it's actually longer than the rest of the quilt... so that will get rectified ... that row is actually a bit mis-matched with a couple of blocks of the same fabric joined together, so that will get unpicked and re-ordered!
But all in all it's great to feel like the final quilt isn't far away now! ... row-ling row-ling row-ling, rawhide!
what do you think? Any tips for finishing it (borders, backing etc)?