What a weekend!

Saturday was “national quilting day” or “world-wide quilting day” or some such made up non-holiday holiday. Whatever. I worked and then came home. The kids were amusing themselves and dinner time was a ways off so I laid out my polaroid blocks, trying this layout.

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I was pretty happy with it and fiddled and rearranged and generally had a pretty good time.

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And then it was time for dinner so I took this picture, threw it on instagram, packed up the blocks, and cooked dinner. Saturday night, around 6:30. The only hashtag I used was #polaroid. And everyone went nuts for it! My phone alerts have been going bat-shit crazy ever since then. In forty eight hours I’ve had ~55 new followers and over 350 likes. My normal is around 20-40 likes, so this is huge. I’m just totally baffled. And thrilled. Absolutely thrilled.

I do like this layout lots. I just have to sew all the things together now.

What a weekend!

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!

A hodge-podge of miscellany

Sashing, an update

Tonight I had some mellow time while students pieced their pieces together so I pressed allllll the sashing strips for my Polaroid blocks.

In advance of pressing them, I finished sewing them this afternoon.

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Sorted into colour piles. 
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Except the foxes. They got their own pile. Trends in fabric anyone?

Squee! This is my first look at what the whole thing will look like when done.

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Sashing, an update

Polaroids, now with more iron!

Finished the shadow sashing on all the polaroids today. Cut the sashing needed for the left side of each block. Scrap quilting is lots of fun but you don’t get to cut yardage the same way.

Doubled layers of fabric. Four WOF strips. 28 subcuts per strip. 224 pieces. Done so fast.

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Kona Iron, all cut up

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It’s so tidy, I can’t wait to sew!

 

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Polaroids, now with more iron!