Last night I shuffled all the blocks for my jewel frames quilt so the fabrics were evenly distributed in a stack. Tonight I tossed them all up on the design wall and it went really quickly. I consider it designed and ready to sew.
And just so you know, my design wall is still not big enough!!! But this worked fine for this quilt. But this quilt is big. It measures around 100 inches square before sewing. It will be very generous on a queen size bed.
I have stacked up and numbered all the rows and they are ready to start assembling.
I’ll have to make some sashing pieces with cornerstones before I start sewing. I need one for the right end of each row, and then I need them for the bottom of each block on the bottom row of blocks. This blog post for my first Aboriginal quilt shows how these rows of blocks with sashing go together.
I have almost enough blocks left over to use as a strip on the back of the quilt. I’ll have to make a couple more to have enough, but I have some fabric left over.
I’ll probably start sewing on this Friday night. Maybe I can squeeze in a row or two tomorrow.