Monday, April 10, 2017

80 Pieces!

Just a teaser post here to let you know I'm still alive. I've embarked on a rather large project, and it's coming along with some progress each day, but it's pretty fiddly, repetitious and time-consuming. I knew it was going to take quite a while to make, but I underguesstimated how long... by a lot. Ha!

Here's a shot of my pieces when I got them all cut out (over the course of 3 days). There are 80 (yes, eighty!) pieces in this pile, including interfacing. Almost every fabric piece has a corresponding interfacing piece. There are also foam pieces that go between every couple of fabric pieces, and there are binding pieces. Whew!


Below is how things looked after fusing the interfacing pieces. That reduced the pile by 29 pieces.


After fusing the interfacing, I marked the darts. There were 48 of those!


Next came the quilting... a LOT of quilting (more than what's shown here). Then I sewed those 48 darts into these pieces.


It's much farther along than this now, but still not near completion. It's actually beginning to look like 'something'... but I'll wait to show you any more until it's finished. Maybe yet this week??? I hope! I'm ready to be done and move onto something else, plus I want to see if this is going to turn out to be as useful as I'd hoped. It's for me! Yay!

12 comments:

annie dee said...

Holy schmokes! 48 darts too! Love the fabric combination. Can't wait to see. Good luck.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! Sewing the darts actually went faster than I'd anticipated. I hope I get to show you soon!

Kris Quilts said...

See you're quilting... I knew you would do it eventually! BTW, I've made lots of quilts that have fewer than 80 pieces... I'm just sayin'.
Looking forward to seeing your finished project.

Grandma G said...

And I knew you'd say something, Kris! LOL Sorry, but this project has reinforced my knowledge that I will never become a quilter. 😉

RevAnne said...

Wow...can't wait to see it. Glad you're sharing a bit about this online, because it looks far more ambitious than anything I'd attempt!

Grandma G said...

Hi, RevAnne! It's a more ambitious project than anything I'd have attempted, too... had I known. 😂 That said, I'm glad I chose to do it. It's not hard, just time-consuming.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Love the "project by the numbers" stats and I hope you have a good set of podcasts or some audiobooks to listen to. Can't wait to see what it turns out to be!
-Tisha

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Tisha! I'm on my second audio book! 😂

Jenny said...

I am both intrigued by this mystery project and impressed by your quilting skills! I'll be waiting patiently to find out what this could be while trying to figure out what could possibly need so many darts!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jenny! It's getting very close to finished, so you shouldn't have to wait too much longer!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

This pattern could look so cute made with one of Jess' new corduroys, wouldn't it? Just saying... :P

Seriouly though, you're doing great. It's a labor intensive thing you're making, but hopefully it'll be worth it. ;)

Grandma G said...

You said you want to try making one in Jess's new corduroys, Gen? Go for it! I can't wait to see!! 😉

Thank you! Almost done!!