I did manage to get it all pulled together, but I have to admit that in the process I broke my own rule.....'never cut or sew on anything important after 9pm'. Being a morning person, by nine at night I start to really slow down and through the years I have learned - or so I thought... well, thinking, just this time/ I was so close..
should have thought again... would have saved a lot more time and effort if I would have just waited til morning.
In any case, the quilt top is DONE, done, done and lickity split it was layered and pinned.
This is how it traveled to and was shown in Texas - along with the original unfinished quilt top. The folks there totally understood me when I declared that I must have been possessed when I chose those fabrics. I think most of us have been there!
Since coming home I have been working on the next step - couching yarns -- so the saga will continue...