.Now, where to start? Maybe with the quilt top:
And so I have almost finished (except for the inset triangles along the edges) sewing together the Kansas Dugout Quilt top. Yesterday I set myself the target of sewing together the Kansas Dugout blocks into a quilt top. Little did I know just how much work that task would entail; this was no straight forward "join blocks into rows" and "sew rows together" kind of quilt top. Piecing the blocks was the easy part, joining them together was a whole other story.
I tackled it in sections and then tried not to get too overwhelmed by having to set numerous center squares into the otherwise completed quilt top. Tricky and fiddly but if you cut and mark the fabric accurately, and take your time with lining up the fabrics it does come together surprisingly well.
My biggest concern now is that I have almost run out of the solid fabric, there's definitely not enough solid fabric left over for the triangles along the outer edges. And ... it's not a Kona Cotton in Slate after all! It is close in color but not the same as the FQ I have in my stash. I am guessing it is an Amy Butler (Free Spirit) solid fabric.