Monday, April 28, 2014

What a bunch of squares

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The house is full of squares.

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The hand-pieced nine-patch squares are done, and I miss them already.  There is still a whole bunch of hand-piecing to do, but first I have to make a decision or two about the rest of the quilt top (pick a color) and do some cutting.  There are 200 of these blocks, which went together so effortlessly that I have begun to think maybe this is the way I will do things from now on.  Also, look at that accuracy!  I am telling you right now, I cannot get that kind of accuracy on a machine, I just can’t.  I love working this way, with just a needle, a spool of thread, a couple of pins.  I’m not in a hurry. 

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I feel like I am really noticing each fabric scrap as it passes through my hands; I think, Aw, hey there, I remember you.