The blocks for the Irish Stars quilt are finally complete: 323.
I started piecing in June of 2017, approximately two years ago. The original plan was for a 19 x 19 layout (which would have been 361 blocks), but fatigue and good advice suggested it was possible to finish at 17 x 19 and still have a quilt 85″ x 95″ and NOT square, which can seem awkward on beds.
It seemed a worthwhile suggestion and a functional compromise. Obviously, as quilters know, done with the blocks is a long ways from DONE-done, but it is one step closer.
Layout considerations coming soon.