Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Moving along on WIP Wednesday

Well I did get some sewing time in on Tuesday and I finished sewing the connecting corners on the 44 blocks I needed to complete this top. It is BIG! It covers my whole design wall!


Right now it is just shy of 92"wide and 77" long. My plan is to add a small (1.5" finished) border to the right and left sides, and then add a deeper border to the top and bottom to get it more square. I prefer square quilts, but lately I've been very smitten with rectangular blocks... makes no sense, does it? I want to play with the Spool block on Missouri Star - you can see it here. And I bought a new ruler that will help me do half-square rectangles. I think the desire to make rectangular blocks into square quilts is just another aspect of my talent of being able to make simple tasks more difficult. It a gift, dontcha know - LOL!

It shouldn't take too long to assemble these rows and get to the borders.


I was thinking of a name for this quilt. The pattern that gave me this idea is called Chapel Glass and it is by My Quilt Infatuation. You can see it here. My blocks are a different size from hers and I ended up doing more connector corners, but the rectangular block idea started there for me.

Anyway, back to a name. I was sitting at my sewing machine, admiring my handiwork when the vision of a keypunch data card popped into my head. Now you have to be of a certain age to remember keypunch cards. It was the dawn of the computer age. They looked like this..


My very first job out of high school was being a keypunch operator. I sat all day and typed/punched out the information onto the cards. If you made a mistake you had to start the card all over. No way to correct the error. And you were evaluated by how many cards you could punch in a day, so you had to be speedy and accurate - nerve wracking!   Somehow I see a keypunch card in this quilt...Keypunch by Kaffe!! It will be a joke that only a few will get, but it makes me smile!


I may have some sewing time this afternoon and a bit on Thursday and Friday. The weekend is filling up with birthday plans for my older son. He's having a milestone birthday - 30 - how did he get that old? I haven't aged a bit (lying through my teeth).

I'm linking up to  Freshly Pieced. Go here check out all the other WIP - very inspiring!

happy stitching-
carol fun


11 comments:

  1. Oh, yes....I remember the keypunch card. And to be a keypunch operator was a lofty aspiration. But after hours of keying in those cards I didn't think payday could come soon enough. And the paycheck wasn't big enough, either. :)

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  2. Yes, I see the resemblance. Love the fabrics - very fun piece.

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  3. Being a keypunch operator must have been very tedious! Your quilt is very pretty! The colors are so vibrant!

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  4. Ahh! The keypunch card. Yes, I remember those. ;) I like that as the name for your quilt - which is really pretty, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mmm, unfortunately I remember those so guess that tells my age. VERY nice to get a puppy that big done. HUGE undertaking! HA MY plans for the weekend are ANYTHING outside since it's supposed to be in the 60's!! Yippee skippy!

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  6. A great name for the quilt. Just wait till he turns 40. When my DD turned 40, I said something very strange had happened. I was nowhere near old enough to have a 40 year old child!!!!!!

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  7. That's a perfect name for this quilt and I really like the design and flow of it. Congratulations on it so far.

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  8. Really coming along and looking so cheerful! I prefer rectangular quilts myself but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! Our son will be 30 in August...time flies. Is he the one getting married?

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  9. Just had fun catching up on a bunch of your posts ~ so much eye candy to see!! Yes ~ the name ~ love it and I get it!!

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  10. Brilliant name for you quilt. Well done.

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  11. I love the blue background. It gives your quilt top individuality and presence. Keep up the good work.

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