One hundred hand-pieced 1″ squares!
100 down, 24,000 to go…..
Total time: 8 hours (for this block)
That averages 5 minutes per square inch!
All of these fabrics are stash fabrics.
Some from my grandmother, including (in the Close-Up) the lower left hand square with the purple and orange German or Dutch man and woman, and the plain pink and navy and white floral in the second row.
I always wanted to create one of these quilts and I needed a “portable” project for down time at my children’s sporting events, so the time seemed right to give it a try.
I think the 10 square by 10 squares were just a bit too large. By reducing the “portable” projects to 5 squares by 5 squares, the gratification of “completion” will occur on a more enjoyable frequency.
I am usually not too good at long term projects (I am knitting 4 semi-complete sweaters), but hopefully, this one will be “the one”! I’ll keep posting as I go….
That is wonderful, and truly a work of art! I applaud you for your dedication and look forward to future instalments of how this epic quilt is coming along. It is going to look amazing when you’re finished!
I almost have another 100 squares done, but took time out to finish the Market Bags I just posted.
It is a very nice lap project. Even in Arizona, the 100 squares are a small enough project that it does not seem to become “too hot to handle” which knitting projects tend to do when temperatures rise.
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