Thursday, June 10, 2021

100 Day Summer Sewalong :: Day 10

Well the 100 Day Summer Sewalong is underway and it's time to report in! Not very many days into the sewalong, I realized that the thread I'd intended to use for piecing my blocks was a better choice for hand-quilting than hand-piecing. I don't know what I was thinking. It was working, but thicker than needed, so I've switched to Aurifil 28wt, which feels much better.

Also, in my prep post, I said I would be making two sizes of blocks, 2.5" and 3", where in reality, those were the sizes of pieces I prepped. The actual block sizes, once pieced, are 4.5" and 5.5", pretty good sized, I think. I've been randomly choosing which block size to sew each day, depending on what else is going on. The variety of printed fabrics definitely keeps things interesting!



  1. Those do finish at nice sizes. I really like how the background works with each of your prints. How awesome to have it prepped so that it's easy to pick up and sew each day. About how long does each block take you to sew? I bet it will be quicker by the end of 100 days!

  2. I love your little blocks and so fun that they are not all exactly the same size

  3. I guess I do not know much about thread weight- I have always used 50w for machine piecing. Is 28w thinner? I have a quilt I hand pieced in a class in the 90's...needs one more border and then I have to hand quilt it...somehow I never pick it to work on- hmmmmmm

  4. Good progress! I like the many layout possibilities with your block. Watching progress will be enjoyable.

  5. I love that green background fabric you chose!