Finally a finish! Kinship Fusion, the 100 Blocks in 100 Days is done. This was supposed to be my UFO challenge for February, however, there was illness and now it’s complete.
There was so much to learn through this process.
The first thing I learned and often it takes more than one lesson for the lesson to stick; “Prior planning prevents poor performance”. We were given a coloring sheet prior to taking on the challenge, I didn’t use it. However, I did pull from a few color families with a “look” that I thought I would like.
Working ahead made this task easier to keep up with on a daily basis, so it helped to be organized. Now I will admit that if anyone was to walk into my sewing area during this period (or any other for that matter) “organization” would not be the first impression. Can we agree that we are all “organized” in our own way? I did keep this project in the front while I was working on it, and I allowed myself to work on other things as this project progressed.
Measure twice cut once. This didn’t happen often, but when it did occur it was because I was rushing.
White shows EVERYTHING. Like when points are dulled or things don’t match up exactly.
Practice makes better. I did notice that as the blocks were stacking up, my piecing was improving.
Communicate with your Quilter. I wanted the quilting to be angular, and it is, however I did not understand the scale of this particular design. It turned out to be far larger than I anticipated. And I had hoped for the quilting to be denser.
What I like about this quilt. I LOVE the way it fits the bed. I like a quilt to cover both the box spring and mattress. For it to be larger than the sheet it covers. This one does that nicely.
The Social Media component of this was great. I got to see what other quilters were doing with their blocks and developed a following of my own. The fussy cutting and use of color and theme truly was inspiring. If you would like to see for yourself check out #kinshipfusionsampler on Instagram.
Would I do it again? Oh YES! And I probably will. Angie from Gnome Angel is going to start a new 100 Day 100 Blocks on July 1. For more information and patterns go to: https://www.gnomeangel.com/100day100blocks2020