Day 631

I didn’t get my quilt done in four days. I’ve been grumpy and out of sorts for a while which usually means no sewing. I’m feeling better (my family is sooo relieved) but now I’m exhausted.

I did iron the fabrics from my beautiful pull.

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I have to decide if I want to make this quilt anyway. I tend to get stuck on starting a project that has no definite pattern. I psych myself out about starting.

The only reason I haven’t been really terribly grumpy is that I was able to do some longarming this week. My friend Sarah gave me a quilt top to practice on.

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That’s Sarah, not me.

She won all the blocks way back at the February 2014 guild meeting (tutorial here.) I decided that this would be a good quilt for ruler practice.

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How to hold a ruler, where to hold a ruler (and where not to!), continuous path, stitch ripping (of course), and how to make up your damn mind. All good things to learn.

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Canada’s Big Quilt Bee

I’ll go for the TL;DR version. Canada is 150 this year, the national quilt guild wants to make 1000 quilts for kids at Ronald McDonald houses across the country. All the info is HERE. Blah blah blah, later I will share my very personal reasons for making a quilt.

I have to use some of this:

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Although to be fair I could have used the BEIGE or BROWN fabric…is there any kid who chooses beige over any other colour?

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And I thought I would use these fabrics to co-ordinate. Why yes, those are my MQG Riley Blake challenge fabrics that I didn’t use for the MQG Riley Blake challenge. Oops.

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And then when I was getting my backing fabric for my polaroid quilt last week I bought half a metre of this lovely to co-ordinate. 5$ for .5m is a screaming deal. And it’s pretty.

Moving on to stash now…

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I have enough of these two prints for the backing. Found in two different thrift stores three years apart. This fabric makes me laugh.

And then the pull from stash.

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I’m quite pleased with how this all looks together. Now to just whip up a quilt in the next four days.