I'm in the homestretch now and it's been a long and tiring haul. I'm at the point where my sewing studio is looking more empty as the last bits of fabric are cut up and sewn into the quilt. There's been a copious amount of seam ripping and cursing and new template cutting too. I've also sewn thru 876 yards of thread so far.
I'll be switching to white thread for sewing all the rows together, but first things first, I have to lay out all 38 blocks and find the smallest one so I can square all the other 37 blocks to that measurement. The hubby is excellent for helping me get thru this stage. I cringe every time I need to square a block up. It's hard to cut off a sliver here and there to make sure everything is as perfect as possible.
I still think everything has come out very nicely despite the terrible scaling issues with the pattern we've had to overcome. I'm very pleased with the accuracy of all my seams and am still keeping my fingers crossed that all my obsession with perfect 1/4" seams will pay off overall.
I will not miss the enormity of the ironing I had to do with this quilt either. As I was sewing the last blocks together I noticed that I had been simply throwing them into a pile on my ironing board.
Some things you just get so tired of doing, even if it's for the greater good.