Polaroid Quilt

A finished quilt.

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I’m sharing this finish as part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Not because I’m doing a dramatic reveal, but because I’ve been lazy about this one.

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It’s thrilling to have this finished. It was a big project but a fun one so it never went through the tedious and/or ugly phase many projects go through. [Actually, the quilting was a bit nuts. I did about 60% of the quilting, hated it and ripped it out. Tried a different style which I liked much much better.]

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But. But. I submitted it to Quiltcon in the piecing category. Denied. Submitted it to the Canadian National Juried Show. Denied again.

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A bit of time has been a salve and seeing these pictures again renews my excitement about it. No idea what I’ll do with it, but still!

Quilt Stats:

Title: Polaroid Quilt

Lifetime quilt no.: 70 (I’m working on 77-79 right now)

Started: May 17, 2016

Finished: November 28, 2017

Size: 54″x70″

Number of pieces: 2264

Quilting: Straight line, walking foot

Tonnes of blog posts about it, in reverse chronological order.

This was on my 2018 Q3 list for the Finish-Along.

Also linking up with Michelle, From Bolt to Beauty for her “bragging about your beauties.”

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The past week

Statistics of this past week:

  • quilts started quilting: 1
  • quilts bound: 0
  • quilt tops finished: 0.8, soooo close on this one
  • binding made: 0, but planned
  • long arm needles bent: 1
  • long arm needles broken: 2
  • car axle shafts broken: 1
  • car repairs required: manageable
  • soccer practices attended: 6
  • soccer games attended: 0 because I worked that day and husband did it!

Looking forward to some more quilt progress, fewer soccer practices, and getting the darn car sorted out!

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Happy picture.

 

Happy New Year!

When you go to a university* that gives you the major Jewish holidays off†, you don’t forget it quickly. Today is Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year), as well as my third anniversary of blogging. During dinner tonight we saw vibrant, double rainbows.

Also, I quilted today.

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Purchased years ago from an estate sale for one dollar per metre. Found in the stash and is big enough for a twin backing.

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I had enough to match the seam nearly accurately.

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From loading it up to taking it off was less than four hours.

Shanah Tovah to you! Happy anniversary to me!

 

* York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Special Honours) 2005

† when I looked up what year I finished my degree it seems that York only has Canadian statutory holidays on offer these days.

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Good lord I don’t even want to look how long it’s been. And since I’m [nominally] in charge here I won’t.

School started yesterday. I like the return to routine. Although to be fair this summer had more routine than previous years, which was a good thing. By the end I didn’t even want to strangle anyone* and I also got to do some sewing.

I finished two tops, one blogged here, and one hiding under my bed. Since I’m on a bit of a streak AND September is my month to use my longarm, I’m aiming for a third top.

My guild inherited someone’s stash and offered it free with a caveat of making a charity quilt. I chose this incredibly awesome/terrible fabric and some black and white prints.

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I added enough black and whites from my collection to have enough for a twin.

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I’m aiming for something like this. This was my first attempt; I have since eliminated the fabric which reads as grey, I narrowed the orange strips and chopped all these sections in half.

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I’m loving this one so far, and it’s really enjoyable to not be precise about sizes or matching corners like my last two quilts. And that fish fabric is just so hideously awesome isn’t it?! I’m pressing seams open on this one since nothing needs to match up and it’s an interesting change of pace to try that out†.

More sooner rather than later I hope.

I want to get the top done in September. Extra bonus points to me if I get it quilted too! Linking up for fun and accountability with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal September Linkup.

* this was a joke. I’m not actually in danger of self-harm or infanticide.

† side pressers unite!