Block 100 – Centered

20170212_153501.jpgI did it!  100 blocks!  And this one wasn’t as easy as it looks, thanks to 3/4″ squares in the light blue corners.  I thought for some reason that Pat had the last block so I figured it would be applique but this one is actually by Kate Spain.

I wonder how many dies I used my Accuquilt dies on?  I sure tried to use it on most of the patchwork blocks.  I don’t know if I ever mentioned this, but initially, I thought this was an entire quilt of appliqued blocks – so I bought an entire bolt of Heat ‘n Bond.  Looks like another applique quilt will be in my future since I only used a fraction of it – haha!

20170212_155253.jpgI went all out and bought a storage setup from Target yesterday to hold some of my dies. I also moved my books and magazines over to put on top which frees up more space on my table.  I don’t have the strip dies here so hopefully at some point I’ll figure out a handy way to store those.  The dies need to be stored upright so that the blades in them don’t bend and once there’s more than a couple in the stack, it gets pretty heavy!

20170212_155034.jpgI actually sewed a small handful of blocks together before we left for plans at a friend’s house this evening.  This isn’t the exact layout but it’s probably pretty close.  I decided to sew left to right starting in the middle.  Then I’ll sew the row above it and the row below it and so forth.  That way if I see a block that I’ve reconsidered having it close to the center, I’ll have options available to move it to another space.

I’m leaning toward a 2″ and then 5″ border, or perhaps flip-flopped.  That will get me to a 99×99″ quilt which is good for a queen sized bed.  I’m also going to piece some of the back.

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  1. Wow! Congrats!! on making it to 100!

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    1. Thank you! I am not making my next quilt out of 6″ blocks – you heard it here first!

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  2. norma says:

    This looks wonderful.

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  3. Peggy Brown says:

    So much work!! And great job on most of your points! Not a challenge I want to take on! Doing a 70 block quilt – modern – have about 25 to go and that’s enough
    : > )

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    1. That is a lot of blocks! My husband, over the past year, kept asking me when I was ever going to be done with it. I think it will be a while before I sign up for anything that takes a year again but it was fun to say I finished it.

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  4. shenaniganspamblog says:

    What a great accomplishment! I hope to say I get all of them done some day!

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    1. It will take some time, but it’s worth it! For me, I found that if I set a goal for myself – i.e., get block # 37 done by next Thursday, etc. then that helped me stay motivated the entire year.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Looking great! I just finished the first border on no. 4, it is a great feeling to be nearly to the quilting stage!!!

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    1. I really love what you did with yours!

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      1. kathyreeves says:

        After two queen sized quilts this fall I just wasn’t up to manhandling another one, and it will be fun to surprise the people who will get them! A happy solution all around😊

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        1. I know what you mean – my niece asked for a queen sized quilt for her birthday. So I have yet another one coming up soon. I think I did one mini in the entire last 12 months.

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          1. kathyreeves says:

            I’m coming to Texas to play on your long arm!!!!😆 I’ll have to make an appointment though, with all those quilts in the queue!!

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            1. I will clear mine off and let you quilt – any time – just name the date! That’s what I love about doing this just as a hobby. No stress, no “real” deadlines other than ones I impose on myself.

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  6. Wow and congratulations! What a quilt and all those blocks (you are my block-making hero!!) 🙂

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    1. I am bound and determined to quilt this and call it finished before moving ahead on any other quilts. But my game plan is to totally switch gears and make a quilt for a May birthday and also for a friend whose husband just died. Then I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled program!

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      1. So sorry about your friend’s loss.

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        1. Thanks. It was such a shock – he choked on a bite when he and his wife were out celebrating Valentine’s day. He lived a few more days but it was just too long that he went without oxygen to his brain. I just feel so sorry for everyone who was with him that night that tried so hard to help with the Heimlich maneuver, etc. but in the end couldn’t save him.

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          1. Oh how terribly sad, that is so unfair…

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            1. Yes, it was hard to comprehend. My friend is also in our quilt guild so I’m going to see if I can pick her up for the meeting this week so we can catch up.

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  7. It looks great! So much work. I bet you’re glad that one is done.

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    1. Yes! I am glad to stamp that one as “done”!

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      1. I bet. It’s a good feeling.

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  8. admcmasters says:

    Great job, and I’m so pleased for you to be on the home stretch of getting it completed.

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