I have completed all my squares for the first two rows from the central image and have carefully cut out my fillers; now all I have to do is sit at the sewing machine and join everything together. The only technical bit to this is making sure that everything is lined-up - this can be very time consuming.
|Quilt with patches and fillers joined.|
There is a lot more to quilting than one initially thinks. A vast amount of thinking goes on behind the process - it is not just sewing pretty squares together, it is also planning and co-ordinating colours, patterns and design. I got to this stage and it took me days to move on to the next as I had to think about how it was all going to fit together (the quilt mathematician), what other pattern did I want to incorporate into the design and also the size restraints. After a good few days of drawing , measuring and deep thinking, I finally decided on the overall design, which was not too far off the original, and what I was going to do to fill the spaces. All I know that time is going and if I don't get a move on, it will leave me and my creation behind!