I’m a big fan of laying out a quilt several times during it’s construction. I think it stems from my dislike of the seam ripper. I’d rather catch a mistake before I make it than go back and re-do. I have a large design wall that I use, but I also just use the floor a lot. A lot.
The design wall is great for laying out blocks to decide how they’ll be arranged, but the floor is better once I have rows or large sections of a quilt put together.
I’ve been working on a display quilt for a local shop and during the process I kept laying everything out to make sure it was going well. I’m sure glad I did too! Once I had the larger elements of the quilt assembled, I placed it all out on the floor and then saw this:
Did you catch it? I almost missed it! Lucky for me I just had a few seams to rip out on that left section of chevrons. Within a few minutes I had it pieced back together in the correct order.
I finished the quilting and binding yesterday, so today (if the weather cooperates) is picture day!