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Working on a SLAGI

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8 Comments »
When it's doing this again: 
It's time to retreat to the sewing room and pull out a SLAGI.  You know, something that Seemed Like A Good Idea way back when you started it.  The weekend, my SLAGI was a 9 patch project I started last summer when The 9 Patch Project was all over blogland. 

The idea was to make a 9 patch a day for almost 3 months, a rather painless way to accumulate 80+ patches that could then be assembled into something magnificent.  I found a jelly roll and a charm pack of something by Kansas Troubles and I was off to the races.  Of course no one actually makes one 9 patch each and every day for 3 months, so I made them in batches & obediently crossed off the days on my calendar.  I even got complimentary Kansas Troubles fabric for the alternating blocks and borders.  This was going to be only the 2nd quilt I planned to keep for myself, and would have a home in my family room.  Along about mid-July, I stopped, distracted by something else (a symptom of my ADQD). 

When all of the snow started, I pulled The box with the 9ers, and started back to work.  I needed to get creative with some of the blocks and pull from my stash, but eventually all were done.  Last week I laid everything out and made the row-by-row sewing piles.  Yesterday I started sewing them together.

I love the way blocks look set on point, but holy cow are those corner-to-corner strips a chore.  Today I'll probably start at the other corner and work towards the middle because I just need a break from those long, long rows.   Hopefully I'll get everything done in time to snuggle by the fireplace when next winter's storms hit!

8 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love that term...SLAGI. I had never heard of it and I had to come see what you were talking about. I'll have to mention that on my blog. Your quilt looks good so far. I can't imagine all that work you've put into it. You have to finish it now (or sometime). LOL

Jan said...

It's looking good! I like the colours very much and it is all coming together so well. I love the term SLAGI too!

Pat said...

Thanks, ladies! I just made that term up this morning because WIP and UFO just didn't seem to describe my ADQD (Attention Deficit Quilting Disorder)projects well enough. I'd love to figure out a way to put an "r" on the end of it so that I could call myself a "SLAGIR". Any suggestions?

OT Quilter said...

Your quilt looks great! I did the same nine-patch project and used the ones I had made for the quilt that is in the background of my blog homepage.
I love your acronyms...SLAGI is perfect. Maybe the R at the end can be for "rescuer?" "revisiter?" "reconsidered?"

howdidIgethere said...

Seemed Like a Good Idea In Retrospect = SLAGIIR ...

or just "retrospectively"

Denise in PA said...

SLAG - love it! I certainly have them - I have a feeling we're going to get lots of chances this winter to work on them! It think it's going to look great when it's done. I feel the same way about putting together those long on-point rows!

Kimberly said...

You poor thing -- I can't believe how much snow you're getting slammed with! But I AM envious of being snowed in with time to catch up and get excited about projects again. Have fun, stay toasty, and make some soup or goulash! Yummo!!!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

It is very, very nice. Tiresome to work on, but a delight to behold.