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Driving Me Crazy

My oldest daughter and I both bought kits for this quilt after Christmas.  However, she is more sensible and realistic than her mother, and knew it was going to take more time that she had right now.  I just was naive enough to think I could “work it in” between other projects.

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The pattern called for a honey bun but instead we cut 1 1/2 inch strips. A LOT of them!

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I had NO IDEA how much time it would take to sew hundreds (honest) of those little 1 x 2 inch strips together.

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I don’t think it would have been possible without a design wall.  It was a tedious process to lay out and critical not  to  have a misplaced block that would then throw off the entire thing.  It was sewn together in diagonal rows.  My loving husband reluctantly pointed out to me that the row from corner to corner (yes, the longest row) was off .  It had to be completely taken apart!  I was thrilled……

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I decided to bite the bullet and quilt it with a ruler along the straight lines.  I knew it would take more time but from the beginning I had my heart set on quilting it that way.  I finally decided I would be sorry if I didn’t just go ahead and do it.  I am really glad I did!

 

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So happy it is done.  I really like the way it turned out.

Click here to see more pictures of this quilt from the Portfolio.

 

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