Arrange the Quilt BlocksWhen you've made all the blocks you need, stick them up on a design wall. Place them side by side in rows. Step back.
Evaluate the Quilt Layout
- Should some very dark or very light quilt blocks be rearranged to sprinkle them throughout the quilt, or to make them form a chain of movement?
- Do you like the way colors are either balanced or clustered?
Leave the room for a bit then return. Do you still like the layout? Keep playing with it until you're happy with the the way your quilt blocks are arranged. Don't get into too much of a hurry to sew them together. Sleep on it and take another look when you wake up--we sometimes get great ideas while we sleep.
When you're ready sew the blocks side-by-side into rows. The intersections where star tips meet the backgrounds should butt together nicely for a perfect match if all seam allowances were pressed in the same direction.
Press blocks in adjoining rows in opposite directions. Sew the rows together, butting seams to match block edges.