With my whirligigs all laid out and ready for assembly, I was ready for the last step: sewing the rows together and finishing the top.
A handy little trick I've come up with is to pin the upper left hand corner block with a safety pin. It helps me to orient myself as I assemble the rows. After all that care in laying out the blocks, I didn't want to find myself attaching the wrong row to the wrong side of my quilt top.
Despite my sadly assembled, incorrectly sized blocks, I was extremely pleased to find that they came together far more easily than I had thought. This pattern is so much more forgiving than I had guessed! My quilt top is far from perfect, but I really believe it passes as pretty darn close to the intended design.
If I had listened to all my horrible self-critique, I'd never have gotten such a cute little top! I'm in love with those bright happy polka dots sprinkled throughout and, now that it is assembled, I remember the love I had for the pattern in the first place.
I'm super excited to get the borders attached and get this thing quilted and bound. Can't wait to have something finished I can check off my list!