"Strings 2" project update
I only did one sewing session with these.
This is what I got done:
1. Cut sashing strips - 1.5"x7.5" for between the blocks.
2. Finished up 3 more chain blocks (need 2 more, I think, without counting - )
3. Attached many of the sashing strips between sets of string blocks and chain blocks.
I'm trying to set it up so that next weekend I can lay out my rows. I've found that sewing an on point top together seems to take longer than sewing a horizontal quilt together - even if it is the same number of blocks or almost the same number.
I've found that once I get to sewing the top together at the end, however, I really get into it. Hopefully I'll have time next weekend to do my nest step and get those setting triangles cut and the whole thing laid out.
So while I didn't get a whole lot done on this project, I did make progress. My philosophy of this whole project is just to "keep on keeping on" even if it is just a couple of hours. I figure eventually I'll finish something!
And there are times that I'm forcing myself to work on these - it's not my favorite thing to do - but my attitude is starting to improve. Before I actually use up a whole laundry basket full, I may love using them!!!
While you are here, feel free to check out what my sis has for you. Rachael's minions are back at the store, ready to fill orders - even if she's starting on her trip to visit Poland!
Be sure to check back regularly on the blog in the next couple of weeks to check out what we're up to Hopefully we'll get to be tourists a bit, PLUS we have a charity quilt give-away planned! So we're excited to be able to share this with you.
Click here to return to the blog page!
This beautiful 100% cotton fabric was created "For the Quilters by the Quilters" according to the selvedge. This fabric is called Rustic Meadows by RJR Fashion Fabrics. You get 37" of this beautiful print in this piece. 42/44" wide.
1-1/8 yards of a beautiful brown background with Purple and green stripes on it. Colonial Inn is the design name. It was made for Whimsicals for Four Corners Designs. 100% cotton, 42/44" wide.
This heavy weight cotton fabric from Mill Creek Fabrics would make a beautiful chair seat covering or backing. The large swirls look contemporary. Background is cream with tan swirls. 45" wide.
Stunningly beautiful black pine cones on a gray background in a winter scene. 2 yards, 100% cotton, 44" wide. Designed by Beth Ann Bruske for David Textiles.
1-1/4 yard of this beautiful green background with yellow flowers and red berries. 44" wide. 100% cotton. Peaceful Journey by Gerry Kimmel-Carr for Bernartex.
This 100% cotton, 44" wide fabric was produced by Peter Pan Fabrics and features a white background with orange, white and green flowers.
This 100% cotton fabric is a dark gray with vibrant pink diamonds on the dark gray. The gray is darker than shown here. Silver surrounds the hot pink diamonds.
3-5/12 yards of this unknown fiber content solid white is NOT 100% cotton. This would make a good lining or costume for a child's play. It's a non-stretchy fabric.
This is 1/2" shy of being 1 and 2/3 yards. 44" wide. 100% cotton. This is a beautiful VIP Cranston print and has a beautiful detail. Navy background with beautiful pink flowers with green stems.
Just over 2 yards of this gorgeous 44" fabric featuring a cream background with pink flowers and green leaves. Daisy Kingdom fabric with the name "Tea Rose." Beautiful feel tothis piece of fabric.