This was a huge undertaking for me to actually commit to 100 blocks in 100 days. One of the reasons it was such a big undertaking is that I had just finished the Trinkets sew-a-long only about a month before.
The challenge began the first week in July, and all of the blocks were finished by the first week of October. There was a lot going on in that time period personally and with my family as well. But these blocks were my escape with their brilliant colors. After posting my daily block on Instagram, I would peruse what the other quilters were doing with their blocks. Check them out on Instagram under #kinshipfusion or #100blocks100days2019. There was a lot of fussy cutting going on and the variety of themes, color combinations, and creativity was inspiring.
Did I make a plan? Well, not so much a plan as a color story. Although I love these colors, the quilt is a bit loud. Cheerful, but loud. I’m calling it “Juicy Fruit”. I had pulled these fabrics for a class I had at the Vermont Quilt Festival (I will finish that project too!) and added a few pieces.
The best part was that I kept up and missed only one day. ONLY ONE DAY – in spite of everything that was going on around me.
I’m sad to say though that this, although being a piece I dedicated myself to, is not really a ribbon quilt. Heavy sigh. In really looking it over, I see that I need to make some improvements with my points.
I nipped a few of them off. But every so often I did nail it.
That being said, I don’t think I will be investing in the custom quilting I originally planned for it. When I get it done I’ll show you what I decided on. It’s still going to be stunning, and I might still show it, after all not every quilt is a winner and even a quilt that doesn’t win can inspire someone.
Things I would do different. Well, this is a lot of quilt, and it really doesn’t go with my décor. When experimenting like this it might have been better to break the project up into two or three smaller quilts for charity and then make something with other fabric choices more suitable to my surroundings. And with all this practice behind me, it could be even more appealing.
I did add 8 blocks to the bottom so it would fit a queen size bed with a nice drop and tuck. And it really does brighten a room!
Eye candy isn’t it!
The block a day, sew a long is a format that I have come to enjoy. I can see myself participating in another one next year. The community element is very uplifting. Have you ever participated in something like this? What do you think? Would you do it again?