In my last post I gave you all a sneak peak at the completed Sugar Blocks from Amy Gibson’s Sugar Block Club of 2014. This was the last photo I shared with you. Well, I told you all to stay tuned for what I decided to do with these beauties. I decided to create a big star to put in the center that is the size of about 4 of these 12 blocks. Here it is!I used this nifty quilting program I have called EQ7. Paul bought me this awesome software for my birthday one year and I love it. I was able to create the block, make it the size I wanted and then printed out a template so I could cut the fabric into the correct size pieces.
Once I completed the block, I laid out all 12 Sugar Blocks around the star like so:Then, I cut my gray sashing strips and stitched them in between the right most row of blocks. I continued to sew in my sashing until all the blocks were stitched together. The last step to complete this quilt top is to add a thicker sashing around the outside edge of the entire quilt top. Tah dah! Soon this quilt top will be a completed quilt that will reside on our couch. But for now, Sherlock likes it right where it’s at. Word of advice: It’s pointless to keep a cat from laying on your sewing projects. They are drawn to them like peanut butter to jelly, ham to cheese, me to Chick-fil-a (cough, cough). I digress. I tell myself to just embrace the moment!