Everyday Stories, The 100 Day Project

I took 45 of the blocks I made for The 100 Day Project 2019 and added four more to make a 7 row by 7 row quilt. I love it because it tells a story using photo inspirations and scraps from previous projects. I placed them in chronological order, and somehow they work well together.

I used my walking foot for the quilting. At first I placed blue painter’s tape as a guide, then used the side of the walking foot to stitch one-half inch lines of stitching. That created corners that were wider than the middle of the quilt. I trimmed some off but Not too much because I didn’t want to lose too much of the outside blocks. The final size is about 46” square. The final look is great, but on future projects I won’t make as many wonky crosshatches.

This quilt represents many everyday stories such as the ATM being out of order or spring cleaning. It also represents major stories such as my stepmother’s death and my 30th wedding anniversary. It’s bold and busy and colorful. Life is change and boring and exciting. Making a quilt which shows everyday life is such a gift to me.