Day 293

**Netta, you should skip this post**

For everyone else still reading, I did my June challenge for the Mighty Lucky Club. Led by Angela Walters, it was about adding writing to your quilt, both cursive and block printing.

I’ve had an idea rattling around my head for pretty much the past year. This is version I-can’t-even-remember-anymore and I’ll give you the short version here. Last year I turned 39 and it was tough! 39 kind of kicked my ass. I also spent a lot of time thinking about “turning 40 next year” and what THAT would mean. And I figured that if I’m lucky, I’m about halfway through my useful life. But 39 was tough.

First run through. Tension needs fixing.

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I tried out the block printing in each line. By the end I felt like an actor rehearsing lines, trying out different emphases.

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And the finale!

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What did I learn from the challenge?

I loved adding writing. Composing an S on the fly under the needle is tough. My stitched cursive is better than my cursive on paper. Using a striped fabric helped keep my lines straight. Kids who can read should NOT be allowed to watch you do this project. I am awesome. 40 is so much better than 39.

This was on my list for the second quarter of the 2016 finish along.

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5 thoughts on “Day 293

  1. Good for you! I love it when someone has something to say and says it. And when it’s written on a quilt, it seems so much more elegant 🙂 And the 40’s, when you get there, are a fine decade, as I learned almost 3 decades ago!

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  2. On my 40th birthday, I gifted myself a treadmill 😀 I am sure you will rock your 40s. I cannot FMQ so I am in awe of anyone who can. What you write is none of my business. But I agree on one account – You ARE awesome!!!
    And thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

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