1. Kaleidoscope QA on the design wall, 2. With Prairie Points and Border, 3. K QAL, 4. Finished the Kaleidoscope top, 5. Top done!, 6. Kaleidoscope QAL 49 of 49 - Top finished, 7. Test Layout #2, 8. Kaleidoscope so far, 9. Kaleidoscope QAL block
This step is a quickie one, I can't wait to see more quilt tops popping up in the Flickr group! First, begin by squaring up your blocks to a 12.5" square, just in case there's any size variations from the piecing process.
Next, lay out your blocks in a way that's pleasing to you. It took me a few tries to get my blocks laid out in a such a way that made me happy, so don't be afraid to take your time with this step.
Once you've got your blocks laid out nicely, it's time to seam them together, using a quarter-inch seam. I tend to piece my quilt tops first in horizontal rows, then seam the rows together in pairs, and so forth, but do what works best for you. If you're more columns person, that's fine, too.
Make sure to press your seams well. Pressing is the last step of finishing your quilt top - other than a quick pat on the back for finishing it up!
Let's continue the momentum next week, where I'll talk a little bit about basting, quilting, and quilt backs and I will open up the finished quilts linky, which will remain open indefinitely. One lucky quilter who enters their finished quilt in the linky before 8/4/11 will win these gorgeous fat quarters courtesy of my over-shopping habits!