"Strings" project update

I'm trying to give at least one good sewing session to my strings this year.  I didn't really start at the beginning of the year - but rather, in April.  I have strings and wasn't using them - ever. So, I decided to make myself work on them each weekend.  At the same time, if life gets in the way and I don't get to it on any given weekend, that's okay too.

I have Strings 1 top finished.  It is here, if you want to read about it.

I am starting to work on Strings 2 AND Strings 3 tops.

What I did this past weekend (I know, I'm kind of slow in reporting this):

1. Cut up 20 10" squares of some very-lightweight--unsuitable-for-anything-else fabric to be used as a foundation for some blocks I need for Strings 3 top. (I'll need more - but this used up the first piece of not-very-nice-fabric.)

 
 

2. Made 3 pieces of 'made fabric' and then cut up 'made fabric' to get 28 3.5" blocks needed for Strings 2 top.

 I cut up these pieces using the 45 degree line

I cut up these pieces using the 45 degree line

 
 

3. Made 28 more "half blocks" for Strings 2 top

 I'll need more. I'll need 72 blocks, so 144 of these halves. Next week I'll cut up some more white strips and finish these off. 

I'll need more. I'll need 72 blocks, so 144 of these halves. Next week I'll cut up some more white strips and finish these off. 

4. Made up 4 large string blocks using 4 of the 20 very lightweight-not-good-for-much fabric I cut out in number 1. these are for Strings 3.

 
 

And that's all. I have some other things on my mind this weekend so I didn't devote all day Sat/Sun evening to it like a couple other weekends.

The plans are still the same.

Since I have one strings project already done, part of the need to finish one has been satisfied and I'm willing to plod along, knowing that if I keep working on things weekend by weekend, I will eventually finish another top or two or three.

I have more ideas than I have time.

Seriously.

The plan for Strings 2 is this: 

 
 Strings 2 plan

Strings 2 plan

 

The plan for Strings 3 is this:

 
 Strings 3 plan

Strings 3 plan

 

Check back again next week for another update!  I wish I had more progess to show you, but that's life sometimes!

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