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What does one do when one has:
 
a) to pack an entire house;


b) finish a draft of a book by Sept. 1st;


c) finish crocheting a blanket, among other projects;


d) art journal everyday;


e) crit a friend's MS;


f) host a cookout for 7 and tea for 4;


g) keep a very active baby out of trouble?


Why, one cuts 400+ squares out of madras and white cotton then sews the little squares into strips






and the strips into squares






and joins them with bigger squares to make a madras quilt top, a king-sized quilt top to be precise, the first quilt one has ever made (excepting a simplistic baby quilt --the one hanging on the Sprout's crib).






I used this quilt  from Pippa Patchwork as inspiration but had to recalculate for size and the more abstract look I wanted (smaller squares inserted in the large, frex).


Here ends the procrastination (I'll do the back and the actual quilting while watching the Rugby World Cup this Sept/Oct). I must now pack for the truck must be loaded Monday night, and we are hitting the road early Tuesday morning.  Next time I see you I will be in on the flanks of the Black Mountains or on the shores of the Arcachon Basin.



Be well, my friends.

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frigg
Aug. 20th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
WOW!!! It is gorgeous!
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asakiyume
Aug. 20th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness how tremendously beautiful!

It's my daydream to make fabric by sewing strips together like this, and then make a dress out of it.

... but I'm procrastinating on it...
nipernaadiagain
Aug. 20th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Lovely quilt!
rabiagale
Aug. 20th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh!

SO beautiful.

I wish my procrastination was half as productive. :P
kmkibble75
Aug. 20th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous... I think it should count as at least one of those items on your list.
dlandon
Aug. 21st, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Wow!
That is seriously gorgeous! I can't believe how quickly you made it, either.

- D
clarentine
Aug. 22nd, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous work, as always! Best of luck to you in the packing and traveling and unpacking.
me_1956
Aug. 30th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
it's really a shame you have so much time on your hands. lol love to you the hubby and the sprout.
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