Status Report

It isn’t that I haven’t been sewing at all, but I have only been sewing a little and not finishing any one thing.

This one only needs binding…

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This one only needs quilting…

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This one is really for basting…

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Still piecing on this one…

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and this one…

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and this one…

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Yes, that is a lot of projects (and a lot of ellipses), but it is representative of my life right now:  Many things going on; many things unfinished.

Busy beats being bored by a mile!

 

I Am Still Here

It has been over a month since my last quilty post.

Some of you know I am a teacher (middle school English) and this time of the year is very busy and fast-paced.  We survived the school play (both Sparkle Jane and Young Son had main roles), ballet is full-speed ahead, Husband is starting a new job tomorrow, and Young Son is set to graduate high school on Friday.  Other than that, not a lot is happening (*whew!*), and that includes sewing.  However, classes end this Friday and I should be back to a calmer, and more quilty, daily schedule.

See you soon!

Assembled: The Hundred Patch

About 11pm last night, April 7, I put the last stitches in THE Hundred Patch top.

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The small squares started at 1-1/2″.   The narrow sashing likewise started at 1-1/2″ and the wider sashing between the blocks at 2-1/2″.

In case you are counting, and if I counted correctly, there are 5749 pieces in the completed top.  Just over 8-1/2 yards of rescued fabric scraps in those tiny squares.  Looking at it, I am surprised at how red/orange/yellow it is.  I don’t mind, but I would have guessed it would “read” cool as those are the colors I thought I used most.

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I feel oddly emotional this morning as I take pictures and fold the top to put away until there is a back for it.  (Pictures inside only because the wind is blowing hard.) Thank you to everyone who provided help and support–fabric scraps, encouragement, and time I could spend on sewing because you cooked dinner or worked on laundry or drove the children places.

There is still a long ways to go, but this step is complete.  It is assembled.