Posted in April 2013

Block 71: April 29, 2013

  This means I’m just over 10 weeks with The A Thousand Quilted Cranes Project! This also means I have just over 130 more weeks to go! Two and a half years!? Date: April 29, 2013 Crane: 71 Days Spent on Project: 71 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: … Continue reading

Block 70: April 28, 2013

    Gorgeous day outside. My iPhone tells me it’s in the low 60s. My dog, a French Bulldog, only lasted an hour and a half at the dog run this morning. Between the sun and the dog-playing, I had to carry him home. Date: April 28, 2013 Crane: 70 Days Spent on Project: 70 … Continue reading

Block 69: April 27, 2013

  The weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone. Date: April 27, 2013 Crane: 69 Days Spent on Project: 69 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: I’m pausing in the sequential dedication of Cranes again this morning. A friend on Facebook commented yesterday that he couldn’t wait to see what I had … Continue reading

Block 68: April 26, 2013

We made it, guys… It’s Friday! Date: April 26, 2013 Crane: 68 Days Spent on Project: 68 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: And just as quickly as Middle School started, it ended. It was only two years of my life (!), and it really stands out in my … Continue reading

Block 67: April 25, 2013

There are days when it takes 10 minutes to sew a 4 inch straight seam. There are days when the bobbin runs out one inch away from finishing the completed block. There are days when the sewing needle snaps in two when you go over pressed seams. (Not sure how that happened; but after replacing … Continue reading

Block 66: April 24, 2013

  Wednesday: finally this week is looking to get back on track. Date: April 24, 2013 Crane: 66 Days Spent on Project: 66 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Jake McC. If I politely stated that yesterday’s Crane was being dedicated to someone I just “didn’t get along with,” … Continue reading

Block 65: April 23, 2013

  I was feeling a bit down when I woke up this morning, despite giving myself an extra 40 minutes of sleep (all my plans today were rescheduled). Thankfully, after piecing this guy together, I think things are back to normal. Thank heavens for Cranes. Date: April 23, 2013 Crane: 65 Days Spent on Project: … Continue reading

Block 64: April 22, 2013

  Today, in the interest of “improving” my product, I tried pressing my seams in different directions. The hope was to get the Crane to raise it’s profile naturally a bit, to see if it could be elevated from the background. While it seems to have helped in some areas, I think I’m going back … Continue reading

Fabric, Interrupted.

  Oops. I forgot to keep you all abreast of my adventures in Fabric-land. These 20 long quarters (as opposed to fats) were bought last weekend over two days at City Quilter. On Saturday, I spent over an hour wandering around, trying to find fabric that inspired me. After an hour, I just grabbed a … Continue reading

Block 63: April 21, 2013

Color pairing inspired by a fabric we used in Fela! on one of the male dancers. I think they were my favorite ones in the show… Date: April 21, 2013 Crane: 63 Days Spent on Project: 63 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Just because New York likes to … Continue reading