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Finally Finished: Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt

Happy Labor Day!  We humans are taking it easy today and the cats are taking a break from their regularly scheduled napping for… more naps.  So instead of a cat update, I’m sharing another finish.  And actually, Cora makes quite a few appearances as you shall see…
Remember this quilt top?
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
I worked on it when I first moved to San Francisco, after the fuss of moving and resection surgery had settled down and I was unemployed with a brand new ostomy bag to take care of all day.  I was just starting to discover the online quilting community and the Crazy Mom Quilts blog was a favorite, so I chose her Movin’ On Up tutorial as a jumping off point.  I remember how energizing it felt to have a project to concentrate on during those hot fall months in a new city, trotting back and forth between the bedroom and the living room because the bed was the only space I had to lay out all the little squares.  I made a few quilts from start to finish while we lived in SF, but this one remained in the WIP pile for a few years since 2011 and moved to TN still unfinished.  A few weeks ago JoAnn’s had a fabric sale so I decided to stock up on batting and fabric for quilt backs to finally work through my WIP pile.
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The size was pretty weird so I thought about adding borders and maybe some off-center negative space to make a bigger quilt, but then I realized it was the perfect size for the empty wall in the dining room… so if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
I quilted a simple straight-line grid using the pattern as a guide, then added diagonal lines as well.  I’d like to start practicing Free Motion Quilting one of these days… but not quite yet.  One step at a time!  I used my new favorite pre-made double fold binding in green to finish it up with matching thread.
Hubby helped with another quick photo shoot… I promise he’s wearing shorts under there, ha!  Cora helped too, of course.
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
So happy to have another completed quilt… and it’s the perfect fit for the dining room.  I’m well on my way to a quilt in every room!
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
The Amateur Librarian // Moving Up Piece by Piece Quilt
I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts (my inspiration!) for Finish Friday!

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