Please forgive the delay.
I really can't offer much of an excuse except that these days my day job
(mama to these monkeys)
has been keeping at off site locations like the park and swim lessons and running up and down the street. In other words away from the sewing machine and the computer. Which is a good thing!
But enough is enough so without further ado, lets finish this up!
FINISHING THE COG AND WHEEL
Lay out blocks.
To sew them together, match up the seams in the middle of the block to make sure everything lines up.
Sew all the blocks together with a 1/4 inch seam
If you are doing the twin sized quilt, you are done. If you are doing any of the others, take your boarder pieces and following the cutting/sizing directions in the pattern, sew on the boarder to the top and bottom of your quilt top.
At this point make sure to iron up the top once you have it all sewed together. With all the curvy sides a good iron job will make sure everything gets nice and flat.
If you are planning to machine quilt this guy on your own machine or hand quilt its time to, create your quilt "sandwich."
Lay out your backing, then your batting on top of that and your quilt top on top of that.
With each layer make sure you smooth out all lumps and bumps. I like to use a spray baster to lock the fabrics in place. Depending on how large your quilt is, go ahead and baste with thread as well.
If you plan on using the quilting pattern in Denyse's actual pattern, now is the time to take it out.
In order to trace the pattern onto the quilt top a great demonstration of the method can be found here.
I've yet to decide how I want to quilt mine and also yet to find the right fabric for backing it so I don't have a finished product to show off. Here's the top though!
Good luck finishing yours! When you do I'd love to see!