I Can Stop Holding My Breath

The top is finished.

1 top flat

After I made the red numbers, 4 X 6 seemed overwhelmingly large, so the bottom letters are 2 X 3, enough bigger than the scale numbers (discussed here) to still be an easier accomplishment. Plus using all one color allowed for more chain piecing.

I think I would have liked a bit more background between the year and the top months; however, I was being frugal with the dwindling background fabric. With good reason.

1 left over background

That is all that was left when I finished it as it is.

Today’s project is making the back. I think I have enough of each color to make a striped pieced backing. If not I’ll add another friendly color.

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday. Lots to see there–go have a peek.



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9 responses to “I Can Stop Holding My Breath

  1. Glad you didn’t run out of background! It’s one thing to make it scrappy on purpose, another to have one strip that’s just “off.” 🙂

    • I so agree. Three quarters of the way through I pulled other beiges and planned an alternative top and bottom border so it would look, well, planned. As I made letters and numbers, it seemed to take less fabric than I had calculated, and appeared that I would have just enough, so I proceeded knowing that the worst case would be I’d have to redo the top and bottom letters in the alternate color. Thank goodness it didn’t come to that!

  2. Oh, well done, a finished top! It’s looking good.

  3. Hurray! It looks great. Big sigh of relief that you had enough background to get the job done (even if you did have to skimp a bit; been there, done that!).

  4. You just made it! Oh my goodness I have experienced that when working on a quilt and it is usually when the background fabric is hard to find again or like completely out of circulation! Wonderful quilt – congrats on the finish!

  5. Betty Colburn

    I just “got it”. Love it. This one would be popular in the PMQGword quilt portfolio.

  6. Cher Smith

    turned out stunning! really love it – all the colors are great….so happy for you having it come out just right! xx

  7. It looks wonderful! I decided to make a calendar for this year. I will have 3 weeks to catch up when I get home. I hope mine turns out as well as yours!

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