Here you see 120 string pieced melon blocks. I worked on these on and off for months- at a quilt retreat, on the back porch with using the hand crank machine, sitting at my desk while watching Netflix, even Miss Petunia sewed some strings together. After I finished the last of these I did a little celebration, as one does after such an accomplishment, and then carfully sorted, tidied, and folded the remainder of the light scraps. It felt so good to have them neatly stacked and the scrap bin back in ship shape. I thought I had finished enough of these melons for 89" by 101'' quilt, but alas, after double checking my calculations and counting the finished melons I found that I need to make seven more. Still, this lovely pile of string piecing makes me giddy thinking about the next step (after making seven more blocks).