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Saturday, March 23, 2013

2000 squares of fabric - Done! Almost.

2000 1-inch squares
Well, the 2000 pieces of my 1-inch reproduction of my original Y2K quilt (huge queen size) are now stitched together...almost...it is pinned to the wall in four sections so I still need to sew three horizontal seams.


I need to add the border.


My original was featured in QUILT magazine along with a graphed pattern.  And it was part of a special exhibit of the Y2K quilts at the Houston Quilt show in 1999.  You can read about that exhibit here.
Spring 2001 Issue


I still have squares left over.  And Jean in Mill Bay can look for a packet of 950 squares in the mail to make her own Y2K quilt. As she mentioned in an email to me, she considers this a "masochistic plan".  lol.


Jean, I'll try to get that packet in Monday's mail by the latest.  There will also be a number of siggy squares.  I put some on the reverse of my original, but did not use all of them.
Vintage Singer Model 15-91


In the meantime, I'm cleaning up my cutting table...I have a huge pile of "leavings" after cutting 2000 squares down to size.  I cut at 1.25" and used 1/8 inch seams. It was easy to do as my vintage Singer 15-91 has a 1/8 inch pressure foot. Perfect!

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5 Comments:

  • At March 24, 2013 at 4:41 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    I recognize some of those fabrics. A great commemorative of fabrics from the time period. WOW!

     
  • At March 24, 2013 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Jean at Mill Bay said...

    This is so cool! My retreat is the first week of May and that is when I am going to hunker down with all those little squares and see how far I can get on this project. The white fabric (Kona Snow) is ordered for the sashes and borders and I have a picture of the planned quilt pinned up in the sewing room...

    I have completed king sized tops my last two retreats -- a Contra Dance one year and a spiral log cabin the next year -- but I am pretty sure that won't happen this year! LOL

     
  • At March 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM , Blogger WhiteStone said...

    Jean, just consider this a "double dog dare". lol

     
  • At March 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Congratulations on completing this huge undertaking .... again.

    I'm very proud of you, Crazy Lady. :-)

     
  • At March 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

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