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OK, I’ve got the whole thing laid out. Hmmmm. Well it was very puzzling. My paper diagram calls for three rows of squares all around the outside. With six squares remaining, there are two rows of squares across the top and bottom and three on the sides. SO. I can make 64 more squares OR I can take off a row on each side.
I think I’ll take some photos of the squares as they are and photoshop on and off a row and think about it.
Doing this was a good thing because in looking over my notes again, I realized that I showed 2-square rows on the inside of the thing rather than the 3-square rows I had laid out. Ah ha!
So let me restate: six squares remaining, and it’s all laid out. Just needs a little rearranging! Ooops!
I’ve added a link at right for the newest quilt — easier than rummaging through the archives. It’s still untitled but I’ve got a couple possibilities jotted down.
All trimmed! All trued up! All ready for laying out! See me pushing on to get the last small pile done before giving up for the night. When the end’s in sight, it’s hard not to keep going. Now my 15″ square is covered with 20 piles of squares. No particular reason for 20 piles, but there was a natural stable height of these small piles… I’m sure there’s a good name for that. Sort of like a scree slope, right? Or the shape of a pile of sand or dirt.
But now – done! And I’m off to bed and looking forward to arranging these. 20 by 32 little squares. Two inches now. 1.5 inches finished.
I’m trimming up all my little squares…. the last batches. Here’s what I have on my work table at the moment. I have to say, this is both tedious and exciting. Not so very tedious because the pile of to-do squares is definitely going down. Pretty exciting because I just love watching the light change each and every little square. Can’t wait to see how the light will play across the assembled piece. (See what might happen here.)
Bill, Melinda & Warren
The world thanks you and to that I add my voice.
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