Here it is all pieced.
If I have the counted correctly my quilt has 11,180 pieces in it!! It finished out at 84 by 105 inches.
Since January 1, 2021, I have worked on this weekly. I could hardly wait until every Friday morning to receive the email containing the 7 blocks of the week. Every block is different, no 2 alike. They start as 3 1/2 inches and when sewed together make a nice little 3-inch square block.
I purchased the program to make this quilt from Sentimental Stitches. It is a technique called paper piecing. I ran the patterns off onto tracing paper, and then sewed through the paper, then removing it before sewing the blocks together.
I believe Gay is offering this pattern again for 2022 if you hurry!
This is the fabric I used the most of. It's a bolt of fabric I purchased from a friend when his wife, who was an expert quilter died. It's very old, only 36 inches wide. I would cut off a couple of yards, wash and dry it and iron it before I used it in the quilt. I did not wash the colored fabric.
I sewed the entire quilt on this Singer model 206 K machine. It was manufactured in 1953, a year after I was born. It's beautiful with a domed case. It's the first vintage black zig-zag machine I have acquired.
I posted pictures to my Facebook account and most times to my Instagram account of the 7 blocks of the week. It was always hard to show the actual size. Sometimes I used coins for references.
Of all 365 blocks this one had been picked probably as most people's favorite. A square in a square.
This block contained 65 pieces of fabric. I thought that would be the most. However, the following week, one came with 68 pieces of fabric.
68 pieces of fabric in one 3-inch block!!!!
This is maybe my favorite block. Something about it looking round, I guess.
There's always lots of tiny pieces of paper everywhere. I use tracing paper to print my patterns on.
Now I need to get it in the frame, and I will be hand quilting it. My plan is to quilt around every 3-inch block.
Life is good.
Now on to the next adventure, thank you Sentimental Stitches, the next project is 4 1/2 blocks!