I Been Caught
Thanks to everyone for your complimentary comments on my space quilt. It really was a lot of fun to make and I appreciate everyone's encouragement along the way. I'm thinking it is going to be a challenge to quilt, so keep your fingers crossed for a complete quilt.
Okay, Tonya you caught me. In most places where I inserted a word later, I just partly opened the seams between two of the letters above it and then made the background long enough to inserted between the seams. I sewed the top first. Then trimmed that seam and ironed it down. Then I resewed the seams I took partly out. But... as you figured out, the seams in Endeavour didn't work. So I folded and pressed the sides of Tiros. Then I laid the Tiros piece over Endeavour and sewed the top. Then I appliqued the sides down by hand. I worked carefully and it went down fine. Finally I trimmed out the fabric behind the Tiros insert. Notice I sure didn't take any pics of the back of this work. I also appliqued the dates on. I had thought they were going in the border but they didn't belong there. I also had the top row on the bottom for a long while. Lots of fun playing. Hope this makes sense. I also couched Sojourner twice - once with pink and then gray. It still looks too light in the pic but is okay to the eye. My DDL came while I was making the words and said how much nicer it looked in person than in the pics.