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Finished sewing on the label tonight so it’s as finished as it can be. It was a long road for this quilt, but the real reason it was so long was just that a few other quilts happened along the way so this quilt sat quietly waiting. This was the quilt that went up on my new design wall in June 2010 when it seemed like quilts weren’t happening for me anymore. Putting it up there helped get everything else going and there wasn’t any doubt that this would actually get finished too. So, all good.
These are the photos I took late last night after finally finishing the binding too. Eventually I will set up the lights and all and take “real official photos.”
Yet another rainy, stormy day. Cats kept checking in with me. The Dink insists on laying too near wherever I’m working and that often gets her stepped on or yelled at. She doesn’t seem to take it personal.
Mainly she hung out while I cooked. I made Brandon’s grandmother’s skillet dinner: ground meat, sliced cabbage, ro-tel, elbow macaconi. Cooking and eating magic.
Then it was on to the main event: pizza from the biga I started last night. The dough was well-behaved even if I was a bit out of practice.
By the time it was time to put it in the oven I was more than ready to eat it! And it was delicious!
Now I’m finishing the bottom sleeve and I just pinned on the label. The end is nigh. I’m pondering the whole seasonal palette thing while stitching. Apparently I wasn’t the only thing who asked about the shorter time frame. Anyway, it will be nice to finish this one.
.…is hanging up the un-pressed quilt and having it be 98% pretty darn flat. Most of bottom sleeve and label left, is all.
So it turns out there’s only 6 months to make the seasonal quilt for the SAQA exhibit I’d mentioned a couple weeks ago. Spent a couple days pondering and asking about this and feeling like I’m the only one who is concerned. Maybe it’s just that cutting, arranging and sewing all those pieces does actually take some time. Or the fact that I work a day job. Or that… well you get the idea.
My original notes for this project show that it would take at least 1092 squares. Probably more since the instructions say no borders and I’d need to make it larger to be sure it finished to the correct size (I tend to lose a couple inches due to quilting like a maniac).
So my next mission is to try and rethink my plan to see if that’s a reasonable timeframe and without blowing all my vacation and sleep time.
Meanwhile, if you want to see who else is in the group of selected quilters (and remember you heard it here first because no one else seems to be talking about it, LOL), you can go right here for the whole list.
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s duty is to write about these things. … The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
– William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
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