Six months, thirty posts.

Finished most of the border blocks... Just the big ones left now.
Has it really been that long? Eek.

My workspace today.
So, it's a wintry sort of Tuesday, the perfect kind of day to convince me that staying inside and living off whatever we have in the dorm room is perfectly acceptable, and probably the most conducive to my continued survival. You know, what with the 30 mph winds and biting cold and all.

The game plan.
This quilt has been the most well thought out quilt I've done so far. You can see my general block sketch up there, and the pattern I want the flying geese to follow on the sides. I also sat down while cutting today to calculate exactly how many pieces I would need to cut so I can just machinegun assemble the blocks. This also allowed me to really carefully plan out the pieces and to take my time and fix them as needed throughout the cutting process.

The result? Well, the best way for me to show you not only how this helped but also how much I've improved is through pictures.
I assembled these piece by piece, so I could have complete control over the line patterns. And for practice.
This feels familiar... I've only been doing this basic sewing for the past week or two.
And boy does that practice show.
Especially in the finished block.
As I said to Jess, "The lines: they go woosh!"
In case you've forgotten my last attempt at triangles of any sort (but particularly the HST variety):
It's amazing what a little practice, the right tools, and a lot more care can do for you. I am extremely pleased with myself both for sticking with this and for taking the time to practice, to care for my tools, and to learn and teach myself how to follow the patterns and to enjoy the process.

The lines in the fabric may not match up at all, but frankly, I think it's such a cool pattern and such a neat block that I don't really care. I love it, and that's all I can really say.

Thank you all for reading, and I look forward to more quilting in the future.



  1. I think you've got it! Nice points. You've gotten so much quilting done in such a short amount of time. I'm so glad you're having fun with it and I think you should be very pleased with yourself.


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