apparently is 100. I just finished up a 100 Day project, and am now into another one. The simple action of doing something 100 days in a row, something creative. I had seen this before, but this year I saw an idea that was doable for me. Katie Blakesley of Swim,Bike, Quilt! had posted about making half square triangles, using a large pack of 101 Kona solids paired with another solid. As I am heavily into solids, this appealed to me. Kona makes 3 large sets of 101 solid charm squares – bright, dusty and pastel. I am not sure how I roped myself into two sets, but my local quilt shop had Essex in steel that I liked with brights and teal that seemed happy with the dusty. I used some solid stash for the first few days until my charm packs arrived and then I was fully good to go.
I started on April 3rd. A few days later I got all organized and cut all of the Essex squares and then went back and marked the diagonal on them. This way, all I needed to do each morning was to take a square and pair it with the next piece from the charm pack, and sew the two lines, then repeat for the other colorway. Cut the pieces apart, press and trim. I even have one of the cool bloc-loc rulers the correct size to aid in accurate trimming. I started by posting every day…
Then, although I made the blocks every day, I posted every few days…
And so on until the last posting on July 11 with blocks 91-100
I figured out that the order of the colors of the charm pack was posted on Kaufman website, so I could post the color names for each set. Some were water related, others fruits and veggies and still others coffee and wine. It was fun to go through the colors and see the various gradations.
I was pretty satisfied with myself that I could do something for 100 days – really it was an almost, as I made a few of them ahead of time for when I went to the beach – and keep up with it. I now have these two pretty stack of HSTs to play with, but I think that they will wait for a snowy day.
And now, I let myself get suckered into th 100 days 100 blocks from Tula Pink’s book. I already had the book, and had it made into a spiral so that it was easier to use – well worth the 5 bucks that it cost me. I started that on July 7….and I will keep you posted! As a teaser, however, here is my first block