Guild Block Lotto quilt, a finished quilt

This is a quilt I made a long time ago, in January 2015, using the guild block lotto blocks from 2013-14. There’s a small blog post about it on the guild blog. And if you want to see all the block lottos you can look at them here.

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Deciding on a layout took for..e..ver.

I made the whole thing in a week but then just never got around to quilting it. Mostly because I wanted to do a full custom job but didn’t actually want to do that work. And if you never make a decision then you can’t make the wrong one, so I let it languish.

But this is my year for getting stuff done.

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I went for really big loopy loops. Red was what I had on the machine for practicing and I just kind of liked it.

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MQGsewday was yesterday so I made binding. Pretty binding.

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And then I actually got it bound. I complained about it on IG but the gist of it is this: I always do my machine binding backwards from how most of the internet does theirs. So I thought I would try the “right way” to do it…and thereby shot myself in the foot. It was a slow, frustrating, challenging process. 90 minutes to do a quilt 57×75? But it’s done now and on a pic that small, no one can see the imperfections.

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Quilt Stats:

Title: MQG Victoria block lotto quilt

Lifetime quilt no.59

Started: January 2015

Finished: October 16, 2016

Size: 57″x75″

Number of pieces: lots

Quilting: organic telephone cord loops on the longarm

And this is one of my thirteen projects on the Fourth Quarter of the 2016 Finish Along! May all the rest of them finish this easily and quickly.

It’s a finish, so linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts!

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Day 346

I should properly title this “weekly update” since daily sewing and record thereof has fallen by the wayside.

Guild meeting last night…we had a garage sale. I scrounged up a few things to put in the sale and they all sold, hooray! So I made 10$. And spent 9$. I found roughly two charm packs worth of 2.5″ squares, a new spool of Aurifil thread in a dreadful marsala colour which might work on a quilt I need to quilt or will be good for longarm practice, and two fabric marking pens.

I also pulled out two recently finished quilts to show at show and share. This one and this one. After I got them from their hanging up spot in the hall cupboard there was a gap. And in that gap was a pair of men’s khaki summer weight jeans. With two pins marking where the new hem should be. And of course my husband saw the pants and said “I thought I had another pair but I couldn’t find them.” Turns out he bought them last summer. And has never worn them. Oops? My bad? Mea culpa. That got done today.

And longarm update! It’s my week to use it and I thought it time to try out a real quilt. I loaded up a not-so-precious quilt (my friend Sarah [she used to blog but not so much any more] just told me about her way of thinking about quilts: the favourite/special/precious ones and the less-precious ones and the ones in between.)

It’s a quilt I made a long time ago using the guild block lotto blocks from 2013-14. There’s a blog post about it.

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MUCH better here than in a bag under the bed.

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I went for really big loopy loops. It was either that or do a complete custom job. And I don’t think this quilt deserves any more of my time, so loops it was. Plus quilting a twin quilt in <one hour!? WIN!!!! Red was what I had on the machine for practicing and I just kind of liked it.