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Friday, June 25, 2021


 My middle brother loves mechanical things.
He loves to figure out how things work,
why things work the way they do,
and is fascinated by old buildings,
manufacturing plants, etc.
When I saw this quilt pattern I knew I had to make it for him.

He loves the Escher quilts I've made,
but Kaffe is not his thing.
Instead I'm making this quilt in these fabrics.

 Not many pieces or colors, right?
This is going to be one tedious quilt to make!
Each piece has to be in the right spot
and the rows are long.

Thankfully I've started checking the placement each time I
sew pieces together.
Plus, each seam needs to be pressed open and I don't enjoy doing that!

Here are the first four rows.
Only 16 more to go!!

This week I am flying to California to help my daughter pack up their house.
Later in the week we will begin our drive back to Virginia
with a 5 month old and their English Lab.
(She, her husband and daughter are moving to northern VA...
only 2 hours from us!)
It will be and adventure, for sure!
I'm excited about seeing parts of our beautiful country I have not seen
and visiting quilt shops in states I have not been to.
(One of my bucket list items is to visit a quilt shop in each state.
I'm up to 25!)
It's a trip we will remember for a long time, I'm sure.
Obviously, there will not be much quilting done in the next couple of weeks,
but I'll be able to read blogs along the way.
So, until then....
Happy Quilting!


Julierose said...

That looks like a challenging piece to make--but you made a lovely choice on fabrics--love that grunge fabric...good luck hugs, Julierose

Kim said...

What a beast of a quilt! =) But....you will make it and it will be fabulous; your quilts always are. Sounds as if you will have some fun times travelling with your daughter and her family to Virginia. Enjoy ticking off that bucket list.

Libby in TN said...

Several of my friends have made quilts by that designer and, yes, they are tedious but worth the effort. Apparently the directions and graphics are very specific. So wonderful that your family will be closer. Enjoy your cross-country drive!

Rebecca Grace said...

What a cool new quilt project! Safe travels on your journeys, and happy fabric shopping along the way!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Grunge fabric is my current favorite. Seems like every quilt I have been making the past few years I buy some grunge in the right color and put it in there. This will be a beautiful quilt when you have it finished.
I have not been doing any piecing, I used to have a longarm business and pieced many quilts and never had time to quilt my own so now I am slowly working my way thru my stack of tops and having so much fun.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is an absolutely AMAZING pattern! It's going to be wonderful.