My Button Quilt is all sewn together now. I spent yesterday afternoon at my sewing machine. The quilt came out good and straight and square:
The quilt is quite heavy too! It has to weigh at least 8 pounds at this point! Once I get the back on and add the "support buttons" to the back, that will add a little more weight to it.
The blocks are first sewn in vertical strips. Then I sewed the strips together horizontally onto a heavy muslin foundation. This will help to support the weight. I use Allie Aller's "False Back" technque. You can find Allies technique in her new book called, "Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting" available at Amazon.com.
Allie's blog! You'll love seeing her work!
I'll post another update on the Button Quilt when I get the back on.
For now, I thought you'd like to see the cat doll that I'll be giving away when I reach 400 followers: