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An EPP Update

Because in my deluded mind, you are all anxiously awaiting an update.

12 blocks down
With two blocks finished before the trip, two blocks finished on the trip (one started in the park and finished in my Grandmother's basement, the other sewn on the highway at 80 mph) and two finished today, my total is now 12 blocks! 3 still need to be attached to the others but I'll take care of that after the kids are in bed tonight. It will give me a chunk of quilt something like 21 by 28 inches. Yep, a long, long way to go still. But, that is 12 blocks in 19 days- not too bad. Better than I expected, definitely.

I did head to my awesome almost-local quilt shop for an infusion of yellow fabric. And a few white with a tiny bit of blue prints. I am excited to start using them. And excited that I only spent 10 dollars. I am going to head to my local fabric megamart this week for some white on white, yellow and orange, and just plain orange.

My favorite block
Each block I finish is instantly my favorite block ever. This one just might stay my favorite. I just love that very subtle blue on white print. And every single one of the blue diamonds that surround it.


Jennifer said…
I'm so impressed =) I am no good at hand sewing. I considered doing some hand-quilting on a blanket and worked on it one evening and it's been in a box ever since.
Anonymous said…
I love the primary colors emerging. The bright red, yellows and blue, blues.
I am wearing with happiness the bracelet you made for me with bits of red library card and precious tidbits! Thank you again!!
Sarah C K W

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