Carolina Patchworks

January 1st Progress

140 blocks, 37 triangles and 1 corner (!).  4256 pieces.  Sorry for so many progress posts this past week.  I like to have a snapshot of how it looks every 10ish blocks and it’s really fun to do this search and watch it change.

In case you’re wondering why I keep redrawing things… it’s really pretty simple.

1) I hate appliquéing and totally suck at it.
2) I hate hand-sewing.
3) I hate appliquéing so much that I really don’t care to practice and get any better at it.
4) I do not think sitting on the couch hand-sewing is relaxing.  I’d rather scrub a toilet.
5) I’d rather have pieced blocks that look good than horribly appliquéd historically accurate blocks.

Sean is thinking right now as he reads this, “So, Emily, how do you really feel about appliqué?”

7 thoughts on “January 1st Progress”

  1. Nevis says:

    I can’t sew a lick and I think appliqué-ing sounds snorsville, too. Oh, I do some hand-stitching on my scrapbooking layouts. And the occasional hemming of a cuff or if a button needs to be put back on something. But that’s about. Everything you sew is like…magic. 🙂

  2. Sean Cier says:

    So, Emily, how do you really feel about appliqué?

  3. Jeri says:

    Well, I’m glad the quilt is almost finished then. 🙂

  4. Rosie Duffey says:

    So Emily how are you putting these together? By machine? They are gorgeous. The colors are amazing. I can applique and do very little handpiecing. If you are doing by machine, you are a genius! Guess I just don’t have the confidence you have.

  5. Jessi says:

    It is looking really good? I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  6. emily says:

    All of the blocks are freezer paper pieced and sewn on a machine.

  7. Sue says:

    Emily, this quilt is AMAZING! What will be it’s finished size? How large are the finished triangle pieces?

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