Gridded, a finished quilt

Ta-done!

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It was a long 3.5 years between starting and finishing this quilt but I’m quite pleased with it. This is the first quilt I’ve made that I wanted to make again, but in very different fabrics. I doubt I’ll do that soon but it is in the back of my mind. In the mean time I’m revelling in the feeling of having it finished.

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This was the first block I made (above), mostly to see if I could. I enlarged this print (below) 1600%.

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I had the perfect binding fabric all along. A true 1″ stripe.

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I also submitted this to QuiltCon for consideration in the Modern Traditionalism category.

Linking up for Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats –

Title: Gridded

Lifetime quilt no.: 69

Started: April 13, 2014

Finished: November 19, 2107

Size: 52″ x 64″

Number of pieces: 874 plus I pieced the binding from FQ

Quilting: my first pantograph! Diamonds Are Forever from Urban Elements

Notable: used random solids from my bin, choosing the ones I liked best.

**Pattern in development**

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My Finger is Sore

Binding made – check

To ensure maximum effect of pattern matching, get bottle of washable school glue – check

Binding sewn to front of quilt – check

Realize a heavy hand with the glue bottle is a bad thing  – check

Decide to wash quilt in its present state – check

Block quilt, because hey it’s wet and needs blocking at some point – check

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So, so worth it.

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I’ve handsewn through three episodes worth of “Star Trek: Discovery” so far.

A hodge-podge of miscellany

I think we have a winner! Top right layout is the one I hate least for my polaroid blocks. I will layout all the blocks to finalize it before sewing.

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Prepping a “tips and tricks” mini blurb on thread weights for guild meeting tomorrow night.

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Far left spools are 12wt. I spaced out my tape strip weirdly.

And this is also what’s going on. Scheduling time on my long arm continues to be challenging but I’ve got this half done now. #myfirstpantograph

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And that’s the kind of day it’s been!

Sunday Stash, it has been a while

I love my tracking spreadsheets. That is how I can say with utmost confidence that I haven’t bought fabric since last year. Since November 20th in fact.

I broke that record this week with a few acquisitions. Nothing terribly fun or because I loved it. Necessary purchases.

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A bit of black for binding this quilt:

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And yardage for a quilt backing.

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I showed a friend a picture of that fabric and this quilt and asked what she thought. She said “if there is fabric that perfect for that quilt why haven’t you bought it yet?!”

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So I left her fabric store and bought it.

Here’s the selvedge for people who care.

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Now to trim and bind and stitch, and layer and baste and quilt and trim and bind.

And to link up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles!