Friday, May 29, 2020

100 Day Project - 50+ Days Done

I'm at the halfway point for my 100 Day Project - a controlled improv hand quilted whole cloth quilt!  (I officially started on April 7 but you can start your own 100 days of creativity anytime you want.)

This project is impossible to get a good photo of! 

The texture feels amazing and I enjoy running my hands over the piece.

I am a little concerned with the bumps and puckers you can see.  Some of this is just wrinkles as I handle the quilt sandwich every day - it is linen afterall.  They should go away once the quilt is blocked. 

Some of them though may be because the thread is being pulled too tight? 

This next picture gives you an idea what it looks like at the halfway done point!

Just a few basic rules to guide my 100 day journey.

Rule 1: The pattern each day is chosen for me by a roll of the dice - each possible combination from 2 through 11 has a assigned pattern.  A lucky roll of double sixes give me free choice!  My only other rule is I can't quilt the same design 2 days in a row.

Rule 2: The 'block' I'm quilting needs to connect to a previously quilted area in my basket weave like grid.  Each rectangle is 1 1/2 '' x 3''.  To get started, I sewed a 1 1/2'' grid over the linen fabric to frame out the daily areas to quilt.

Rule 3: Enjoy it and don't sweat the details.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Have you tried steaming the areas you are most concerned about? I'm wondering if a gentle steam and "blocking" by laying flat will fix most or all of it.

  2. I love this way of doing the 100 days. Your piece is looking terrific and you should be pleased. Hooray for half way.

  3. It's looking great. I love the dice component ☺

  4. Great and fun project! I love your rules! Congratulations for the half way ;)


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