The threads have been tied and cut off and the blocks that were too large has been cut down to the proper size. The few blocks that were too small have been put aside for another project.
I sorted all the blocks by value and made 9 piles with 12 blocks in each. The last couple of days I have been sewing them into columns. I had to get a new sewing machine in between (noisy machine, have been fixed, came back even noisier, fixed again, sewing with noisy machine for 2,5 years, getting even more noisy, I'm sick of it, it needs service, I need quiet back up machine, I buy new one, the end), but the columns are ready for the design wall.
I love vertical quilts! They are easy to design and easy to put together:
Sort all your blocks by value.
Make piles of blocks with similar value; add some “crossovers” for interest if you like.
Work on one pile at the time: arrange the blocks, and piece them together into a column.
Do the same with the next pile, and the next until all the columns are done.
Arrange the columns on a wall or the floor and move them around until you are happy with the arrangement (much easier than moving blocks).
Piece the columns together.
I made “Class Picture” this way.