Somewhere along the line, (in a hotel room in Martinsville Virginia actually, and that is another story!) when I began to cut everything out, I decided to increase the size of this quilt.
Increasing the size increases the number of blocks, which increases the number of pieces to sew to make the units to make the blocks!
So long story short, eight more block X's to make.
I will finish all 32 Block X's, instead of the 24 called for in the pattern, hopefully, by the end of today.
By the way, I have already increased and pieced the units for the borders and all of the unit 11's (was 92 in the pattern but now is 128 for the increased size).
Only the unit 6, 7, 8, and 9's are left to do. I have been sewing these as Leaders and Enders today, so I have made a good dent in them.
But increasing the quilt size increases the numbers here also. I am hoping to finish these units by the end of this week. That will leave Block Y and Block Z to piece.
I have targeted the end of October as the completion date for this quilt top. I am hoping to push this project through and make my self-imposed deadline.
Why the pressure you ask?
Bonnie Hunter is introducing this year's Mystery Quilt about then. I want to be ready to devote my time to that new quilt!
Time is a wastin'.... Back to piecing 8 more blocks!