This top will be about 64 inches by 48 inches, which is a nice size for curling up on the sofa. I hate dealing with large pieces when I am quilting, whether by hand or machine so now it is in two sections which are about 32 inches by 48 inches . When I finish the quilting, I will join the two sections.
I am always adjusting my process to fit how I like to work. I machine stitched in the ditch around each 16 inch "block". The machine stitching makes it sturdy so I don't need a quilting hoop when I am hand quilting.
I used many treasured strips I got from a blogging friend. And now I feel a little sad that I used so many of them.