Sunday, November 4, 2012

I did it!!

From a bin full of HSTs to a completed top, 2016 pieces later, Ocean Waves is finally a flimsy! By the time I realized how insane this project was I was already too far in to quit. My plan to finish was to get done before I could realize how overwhelming the amount of piecing was.
864 HSTs ready to become a top
It was definitely a long haul, but today I was able to sew, press, and trim the final blocks and get the whole things assembled. By the end I was able to sew (16) 2.5" units into a 8.5" block in less than 10 minutes, a major improvement over my pace at the beginning. Surprisingly (although perhaps not...) I think the single most time consume element of this whole process was pressing all those seams open.
A shot of part of the back

The next step is putting together the back and layering for quilting. Fortunately, I am planning a simple, quick quilting pattern for this monster!


  1. Congratulations on your flimsy!! It's really pretty!! It looks like a ton of work and I can't wait to see it finished.

  2. It's beautiful!! Looking at the back makes my head spin - lol.

  3. Whoo hoo! This is beautiful! You almost have inspired me to try one too, despite the crazy amount of work!