Luckily, Terrie commented and asked why I was doing it that way. So I took the book with me when I went to dinner and actually read the directions that accompanied the photos. It took a couple of read throughs to actually understand the process. and I have to say that it is brilliant. Pretty dumb on my part to try a new technique and be so arrogant to think that I wouldn't have to read the directions. I learned a lesson with this one.
If I would have followed the instructions it would have only taken an hour or so to piece this top. which is astounding. I have sewed all of the rows together, but by then I turned my iron off. I will press it tomorrow.
I should be done with this tomorrow if I don't have anything to distract me.
Thanks for the heads up Terrie!!