A couple more of the New York Beauty blocks were made and pressed and yesterday morning the temporary design wall was taped back up. Then the fun began. This was the first layout. The lime corner of the 3rd block in the third row was standing out a bit too much, so that block was taken apart and put back together with a different corner.
Then the second layout. Now the lime large arc in the 4th block in the fourth row was standing out. A little more taking apart and stitching was undertaken.
The third layout. Almost there this time, but the two light blue large arcs in the 3rd and 4th blocks in the fifth row needed to be moved so that they weren’t side by side.
The final layout. There were others between the third and this one, but if I showed them all this post would go on forever. The blocks are now all labelled with their placement and are ready to be stitched together. This is going to finish at 36″ by 42″. I’m thinking that I won’t add a border but the final decision on that will be made when the blocks are joined.
Because I want to make sure that everything lines up perfectly, I’m going to join the blocks by hand and probably fairly soon as I’d love to see this top completed quickly. That way I can get started on the next NYB top.
And once more I realized just how valuable a digital camera is. I could see problem areas when looking at pictures of the block layouts on the computer screen much faster than I could when looking at the blocks on the design wall.
Baxter donned his instructor’s sweater again and gave a class on using a design wall, pointing out the identical arcs to his kitty pals.
It was mild yesterday and we had the windows open for a while. Baxter was enjoying the view from his top perch on the kitty tree.