I ignored the belt loops, pockets and ironing the seam allowances apart. It frayed badly and I think my room needs a good vacuuming. But I get it now. And I will go for a larger size and I will know where to take in or put out the next time I try this pattern for my less than ideal figure :p
The Soot and Ashes block are now auditioned for comments from Jess on how I will go about adding applique and laying out the quilt. Cheri's come up with a fabulous finished quilt and if I can only manage half of the applique I'll be happy as a pea.
One of my lunches last week.
Got an 8' run dowel where the shopkeeper kindly cut for me the lengths I require. I sand papered them slightly and now their hanging my quilts in my room!