At the end of the flowers on the first half of the quilt, I decided it was time to join the 2 halves. This is because there are a bunch of tree trunks, limbs, etc. It would be harder to join it with all of those pieces needing to match. So...it will make the piece harder to manipulate under the machine, but it was time. First, I squared the top of the lower section and cut it.
Next, overlapped the cut edge onto the other section and pinned. Then, trimmed the other section longer (1 1/4" longer). I sewed the seam at about 1/2" seam allowance on the short side.
I was able to separate the 3 layers and trim away the batting from that section. Then pressed the seam.
Then took the long side of the seam allowance and folded it back under itself and pinned. Hand stitching is necessary to finish that folded edge. Next I'll start adding trunks and limbs and flowers over....(more flowers!!)