A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sticking to just one project works wonders! Who da thunk it?
Yahoo!! I have found my grove! By just sticking to one project, I have finished something...at least to the flimsy stage, LOL! I thought the orange border would be it...but the quilt demanded to have an infusion of light in it. I added the white border, then the string border, then the second white border. The quilt says it is now finished, thank you very much.
The whole thing. A challenge I encountered was to use every string. Straight or wonky, I used them all. This ends up to be a quite wonky border! So I took strange seam allowances and tried to make it all as straight as I could...some strings were two inches wide on one side and 1 inch wide at the other end. But I used everything in the bag...well some of everything. There are still more 6 inch cut border pieces. Quite a few more, so I anticipate another quilt or two from this same batch of scraps. My imagination is running, designing those.
I prepped a few more leaves for the flying goose quilt too. Multi-colored leaves!! Love that...using up scraps here, and it is so much fun!!