Finishing Homework

Homework Machine
by Shel Silverstein
The Homework Machine , oh the Homework Machine,
Most perfect contraption that’s ever been seen.
Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime,
Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds time,
You homework comes out, quick and clean as can be.
Here it is – “nine plus four?” and the answer is “three”.
Oh me…
I guess it’s not as perfect
As I thought it would be.

I had a flashback this Friday. A flashback to late night science projects, late night history papers, late night dioramas, late night math cramming. This Friday night found me desperately finishing the homework for my mod-pillow quilting class at Modern Domestic
A mess of fabric. Improvisational piecing taught by Elizabeth of the blog Oh, Fransson!
And I found it incredibly hard. A fantastic exercise in getting things right but not "perfect". I had to let go my symmetry and grids and just let the pieces come together. 

And come together they did. 
I three squares done early in the week and felt pretty good.

Then, the week exploded and nothing more got done. The second day of class loomed closer and closer, until...
Friday turned into a late night sewing frenzy with pieces going together until 3:30am. But I finished them. 9 blocks of improved goodness. I "squared" them up. Laid them out. Admired. I mean- look at them. Even with the bad lighting I find them awesome. 

I got the sashing between them. Snapped a picture. Dragged myself to bed. Homework completed. Just in time. I spent class Saturday morning yawning. 

Coming soon- a completed pillow. Both the front and back are quilted, I just need to sew them all together.

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