Passing Down Crazy

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Let the Sun Shine!


First of all, I think it may be done snowing here.  Finally.

Second…..the ginormous quilt base is finished!  (For the story of the quilt, read this post!)  The sky is pieced!  This is only 2/3 of it.  I was shoving furniture out of the way to try to lay it out, and I still only had room for part of it.  Now it’s time to start decorating it!

First up, the sun!  Excuse the pun! Although it’s really fun!  Ok. I’ll quit!

Excuse the cruddy iphone photo.  The blue fabrics blend so much better than this shows.  And the orange isn’t nearly as glaring.  I fell into the paper piecing hole again.  That always slows me way down, but it’s so worth it.

I’m starting to worry a bit about how I’m going to fill this quilt.  It’s massive!!!

This is only 1/3 of the top and the three feet of grass at the bottom isn’t attached either.  I’m taking the whole thing over to My Hero’s office next week to lay it out and attach the grass to the bottom.  I recruited a lady from our church to sketch out the tree that will fill the left side and top of the quilt.  The scale needs to be right, and I can’t draw to save my life.

I have various critters and flowers to add to the quilt.  Figuring out the size of the flowers will be my project for next week.  Everything seems to take twice as long as I thought it would.  I figured I could pound out the sun in a day, and it took me two days instead.

And now it’s bed time.  I’m quilt retreating the next couple of days.  I think I’m working on my Sue Spargo stitchery.  It’s portable, and I’ve spent enough time with my sewing machine the last few days.  I think there may be some knitting and spinning as well.

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

5 thoughts on “Let the Sun Shine!

  1. Your project is amazing—I can’t imagine working in that scale, since I’m more of a tote bag kind of quilter. How many yards of fabric have you used so far? I am always surprised at how much even a small patchwork/pieced project seems to eat up.

  2. That is some kind of AWESOME!!!! You are one talented gal.

  3. Wow! That looks amazing. I love quilts but I’m not a quilter. I have too many hobbies to pick up another one. You are doing a wonderful job and I’m looking forward to seeing the final product. It is great fun to watch your progress.

  4. This looks fabulous! How in the world are you going to quilt it? Hope it will fit on your longarm?

  5. Your quilt is truly magnificent,I just went wow when I saw the sun.Keep enjoying making it as it is going to give lots of pleasure to all who see it.

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