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#The100DayProject

I’m a few days late for the official start, but I have joined into #The100DayProject and will be posting photos of my projects each day to Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliebneu/ 

The idea behind the project, which fits so perfectly with Creative Play, is to do a creative project every day for 100 days. I’ve been itching to do some improv piecing, to just sit down each day and do a little sewing without a plan, so that’s what I have decided to do for my project. Here’s the first one:

It’s not too late to join in!

Finished sewing my Authentic Self

I have finally finished the top for my “Authentic Self” quilt. Since I was working off the design wall and piecing improvisationally, it ended up taking way longer to piece than I expected. I discovered that (at least for me) improvisational piecing means lots of set-in seams and also lots of seam ripping. There are even a few seams that didn’t have to be set-in but I only figured out after the fact that if I had sewn in a different order I would have made it easier on myself. Oh well!  I’m still pleased with the result (though there’s going to have to be some blocking after quilting because it’s not even close to square.

Authentic Self Top