Senior Class Quilt Project – Part 2

Don’t ask what came over me when I volunteered to make a quilt for my DD’s senior class. I thought it was a great idea at the time – give back to her school, you know, for being such a great institution that helped her to become the young scholar that she is.

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Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind sewing the quilt. It’s the planning and laying out the pieces part that are taking longer than I expected because there are different sizes and colored pieces that I have to somehow configure into some kind of a design. I’ve already taken two trips to the fabric store (Why do I always underestimate how much I need? I swear I took Calculus!) to buy supplies and many more to come, I’m sure. No surprises there.

But when I finally laid out the pieces on the floor, to see how the quilt would look, it took my breath away. It seemed like I had a pile of a mess with different sizes and colored pieces but when I started piecing them together, the quilt almost designed itself … on its own. I couldn’t stop smiling.

Can you see the “H” in the middle?

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I’ve already ironed the fusible interfacing on the back of all the pieces (no picture) and I will be starting to sew the pieces today. But I just wanted to give you a quick update on the progress. If I don’t post that often this month, you’ll know why.

Oh, I’m taking my DD to get her prom dress this Saturday from my great friend’s event in the Bronx, NY called Fairy Godmother’s Initiative where she’s donating new or almost new prom dresses to almost 400 girls! We’ll be volunteering and helping her out.

Prom is really happening. The graduation is really happening. I’m starting to get weepy. I’ll be a total basket case this month.

Just warning ya.


  1. says

    My daughter went through college graduation exercises a couple of weeks ago.  It doesn’t seem like that much time has passed since high school, but it has.  It’s amazing how much more they change in that little bit of time.  Congrats to your daughter and to you.

    • says

      Cookerati Congrats!! You must be proud! I’m pretty sure I’ll be in your shoes in a blink of an eye. Heard college years go way faster than HS. Wish time would slow down after they reach 18, don’t you?

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