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Challenge Quilts

January 16, 2017

What do you consider a quilting challenge?  I think I know what it is for me.  It is one in which I can't see the end.  That is what my Irish Chain has become.  I've had the hardest time getting back to working on it after several weeks off.  I made myself this afternoon.

 I've said before I am a finisher.  That is the prize - a finished quilt.  This one is becoming a lesson in patience, a lesson I need.  Perseverance.  Because I am using scraps, I have to pick the strips to make the pieced units that make up the larger block.  It all takes time. Some of the strips I am using came just a wee bit wider than 2 1/2", so I'm having to trim them,

 I know I'll love it once it is finished.  I think it looks very vintage.  Could be because the pattern is, well, vintage :) .  Eighty of the 99 blocks needed, are completed. A new bolt of my favorite batting, has been ordered, and I have that great newspaper print for the backing.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can......



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