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, and it was on my Q4 FAL list!

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!