It’s been a tough day. It’s been a tough week. I’m ready to be back in the swing of usual habits and routines. Pining for that in all truthfulness.
I think we all know that there are some quilts that we begin that we don’t at all feel bad to let languish untouched for months/years/forever and then there are quilts that we will come across as we are tidying up and feel a massive pang of guilt over. My Trip Around the World quilt is such a quilt.
I always felt bad to come across this one with half its blocks made and the other half narrowing their eyes at me giving a smug look knowing I’d left it to collect dust and/or die.
I am so pleased to check the box on my latest Trip Around the World quilt. FINALLY! This is a quilt that has been on my WIP list since 2016. It’s done. Finished. Gifted to my little sister. She was pretty shocked to receive it, I think. Kept asking how long it took to make. I said, “two years”. Ha! No, not really. Once I set my mine to finishing it, I got focused and got it done.
So this quilt was completely made from scraps. From strip scraps to be exact. You need 2.5″ strips by around 30-35″. The strips are sewn together in sets of 6. It’s all very similar to my Landslide quilt if you’ve made that one. Once you get the sets put together you cut 2.5″ strips from the sets. There’s def more to it, but you catch my drift. Each block is time consuming. I was able to get two blocks from each set. I’m going to work on a pattern for this quilt with a modern look to it, but the sizing a bit different so that you can have less waste. There was a lot of waste in my sets on this one.
Heavens to Betsy quilt – started this one December 2017 – all blocks are completed, just need to be sewn together and quilted
Kantha quilt – started early 2018 – this is all handwork – haven’t worked on it since mid-2018
Grandmother’s Flower Garden – started March 2018 – This one is very slow. I work on it here and there, but hoping to get more consistent
Rachelle’s Little Miss quilt – This is our group charity project – Should arrive back from longarm any day now and I’ll bind it immediately when it does.
Not too bad I don’t think. There are quite a bit of smaller projects or non-quilts that I’m not counting. I’m only counting quilts on this list, not pillows, dresses or crochet projects that I counted earlier.
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