End of it, finally

About a month ago I started sewing strips and strings together, with a rough plan in mind. I’m pleased that as of yesterday I’ve *finally* finished this task I set myself.

I created 3.55m of warm colours, and 5.6m of cool colours. WOF is 42″-45″. This is pretty heavy fabric with so much thread and seam allowances.

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K, I know it’s kind of a weird picture and really hard to stage beautifully. So eff it. This is stretched out across my house.

Here is what I have in mind to make using these string sheets. I do want to work my way through Sherri Lynn Wood’s improv book to stretch myself. I like precision, and patterns, and I tend to work small-ish. For this I’m cutting with scissors and working large.

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Made a sample block to test it out. This will measure ~16″x24″ once sewn. I like it a lot.

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April Update

April has been kicking my butt pretty hard, which I knew it would, but still. And there’s another 10 days yet, including an extremely high stakes, very emotional event to survive.

I did some much needed therapeutic sewing this week. I used to sort strings and strips by length but turns out that’s a bit goofy. I’ve changed it now to be Warms/Cools/Darks/Low volumes.

I’ve wanted to do a string quilt for a while now. On our small trip away last month I read all of Sherri Lynn Wood’s “Improv Handbook for the Modern Quilter” and am going to work through it, making as many of the scores as I can.

Making fabric for a string quilt seemed mindless enough for now. Sewing is good, and writing is too.

Progress…

is such a wonderful feeling.

Two posts ago I had hauled out a pretty pile of fabric. I’m pleased to report that fabric has been not only cut, but also sewed together! I might have actually bought a smidge more fabric for this as well as mooched some scraps from a friend. But I’m so thrilled to finally, FINALLY! be making progress.

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This was my layout tonight. The next step is cutting and piecing long strips of another fabric which I’ll wait to do when I’m less tired.

Best Laid Plans and all that

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I first showed this fabric pull waaaay back in May 2017. And it’s been stressing me out since then to have this fabulous pull just sitting around. I’m now up to about the sixth or seventh pattern idea.

Today I futzed around with it *AGAIN* (yes, jazz hands are required when you say that bit) and found a plan that a) I liked and b) is achievable with the fabric I have (which is always a key thing. Who wants to buy more fabric?) To make it official I started cutting.

Wish me luck with this one!

Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.