Trip Around the World – One Year Later

I began a pretty green quilt for myself about a year ago. It was something I was doing in-between other projects. As a result, it took waaaaaay longer to finish than many of my other quilts. But finished it is.

I pinned all the layers together at the beginning of April and here it is June. Felt like longer!

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I should have taken a picture with all the safety pins in it. They always look so punk that way.

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The color is a little off in this pic.

I tend to let larger quilts languish when it gets to the actual quilting part. I am more interested in the fabrics and the design than I am in the actual quilting. As a result, I do a lot of straight lines. Sometimes you see them. Sometimes you don’t.

On Friday night, I realized that if I put my head down and plowed through it, that I could finish this thing the next day. So I put more Midsomer Murders on Netflix and, three episodes later, I was done. All that remained was for me to make the label; sew it on; and wash the guidelines out.

An aside to quilting supply companies: why don’t you sell pink and yellow pencils outside of a set anymore? There are some things that are still useful to us old school types.

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I’m getting better at making my own labels now. D— has had so many projects of his own, and it’s high time I got my hands around inDesign, that I didn’t ask him for a title or (much) help with the label. Maybe I can do the next one entirely solo!

The finished quilt is 90 x 90 and on my bed. Those pictures don’t look great, but I know you all like to see the whole design better anyway. So here it is!

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On to the next UFO (unfinished object) on my list. I have to put the doors up on the guest room closet. And I have to design and finish the glass tile table/bench I’m building for next to the front door.

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