After getting the strip of batting to stick to the fabric using a glue stick, I carefully trimmed the excess batting away and ironed it flat. In the other area where the batting was short. I used a zig-zag stitch to join it. Later I realized the stitching showed on the quilt front.
After the front joining strip was stitched down I was comfortable removing the zig-zag stitches showing on the front.
Now all the strips were joined and I could start on the quilting of the front strips.
I had left this wide margin of unquilted strip thinking I was supposed to join only the fabric. Again, this was because I had not read my own tutorial - sigh. I still would have had to do something with the actual strip whether I had quilted to the edge of the strip or not so I guess this "looks better".
There was one spot where the seam was open on the backing so I hand stitched a small "patch" to hold it in place then just quilted over the front. The open seam did not show on the front, only the back. It was about 1/4" but I was not taking any chances.
The quilting of the narrow area ( 6 feet long though) took a LONG time. First the old Bother didn't want to work on fabric that thick. Then the NEW Janome Horizon just refused to work at all so I was back to my big Brother. I adjusted the upper thread tension and it worked a treat!! All done but it took hours!
Now it was time for the border. On strip 6 ( actually the first strip I made) I had allowed a huge flap of batting and backing.
I did a flip and sew of 2 " of the green and 4" of the purple
I had to add batting and backing to the opposite end but it came out fine.
Today is over for me. I am exhausted dragging that heavy quilt around trying to sew while eliminating the weight (pulling). Tomorrow I will have the border strips on all four sides and have them quilted as well.
I may or may not have the binding on. We'll see. However I am doing a tutorial on the most exciting way for making bias strips I have ever seen. Now I do live a solitary life and everyone in the world may know this method of making massive amounts of bias tape but I kind of doubt it so don't forget to stop by an see the tutorial.