Row 1 - follow this order for placing your blocks.
Usually, a piece of paper gets placed on the top left hand block so that when my blocks for a row are sewn together, they don't get switched around and after sewing on a row, I always know where the top part is.Fig.1 – this is what the back looks like with all the seams pressed open
This is what your 3 rows should look like.
This is how your 4 rows should look like now.
Five rows ... you are doing good!
Yay you .... your 6 rows are sewn together!
In Fig.3 you will need to go back to your remaining tubes and pick apart those tubes until you have enough squares to match up with the colour and number indicated. If you don't have enough tubes to do the job, then that extra fabric that you have, cut out enough 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares that you are missing. See, there was a reason for that extra fabric. :o)
Now, once that Row 7 is sewn together and onto the top, your centre portion is now complete. Take a bow .... you deserve it!
Take your border strips that have been cut out (scroll down to Part 1 of this tutorial and look under Cutting) and start working on your borders.
I sewed all the blue strips together in one long strip and the rust strips in one long strip.
Do this same method for the rust inner border and for the outer blue border.
That is it ….. your top is done! Bravo!!