Towers…

Ever wondered just what 1,032 2.5″ squares looks like???

Well, even if you haven’t I’m going to show you, ’cause that’s what I am up to in the quest for the No-Repeat Scrap Vomit Quilt.

Actually, pause a moment, perhaps I should start calling it by its more formal name now that there are a bunch of people watching. What do you think? Scrap Vomit or Technicolor Yawn???

Anyway, the picture:

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The two towers on the left include all 1,032 squares cut to date. And yes, that is a tidy pile of scraps still in need of cutting; they just came in the mail today. Once I get started on laying out blocks I will be posting about the people who are making this quilt possible by sending along fabric love; this quilt is as much about them, and their stories, as it is about my making it. I am loving seeing the bits of fabric come in with notes and emails about the stashes they came from.

But today I gotta go ahead and showcase a really special square. It was sent to me by one of Bee’s godmother’s mother; let’s call Bee’s godmother Dr. S, and her mother Martha. Anyway, Martha sent along a square from her remaining bits of Dr. S’s favorite shirt from when she was 10 years old. I love this square; it is totally part of the family. Thanks Martha. We totally love you and your super-awesome daughter. I love having something special from the two of you in this project!!!

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And to me that is the point of this quilt, extending my community, my family, and then, when the quilt is all done, having a giant reminder of everyone involved, and all the love sent with those 2.5″ squares.

Oh, and having one giant, incredibly insane, and absolutely beautiful quilt.

Yay quilts!!!

Hugs,
Thomas

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