I started piecing these blocks in August 2009 and I finally finished the last one last weekend.
The task for today was to get them arranged. Right now, the quilt is bigger than the largest piece of floor that I have. The last two rows are squeezed together outside of the photograph up against and under a couch. Once they are sewn together and the seam allowances aren't there anymore they should fit on the floor.
Luckily they came out in a good order, because there isn't enough room to swap around blocks.
I've labelled them using Glad Press 'n Seal.
That method works very well for me, as long as I keep the iron away from the label. I've learned to place them away from the seam and where I'll be ironing. My favorite block - I ate!
Now the floor is clean and the blocks are stacked and ready to piece into rows with A1 on top. (Hmm, I've got a food thing going here)
Tomorrow I drop my sewing machine off for its slightly overdue annual cleaning. Then it will be ready for the task of piecing and quilting the quilt. Given previous quilts, those tasks might take me another six or so months.
I've got to start thinking up a good name for this pattern. So far the best I've come up with is Charm Hourglass Nine-Patch which isn't very catchy. Any ideas?