So far this week I haven’t worked on any of the goals on my list. Instead, I’m off on a fun tangent with a new string quilt. On Sunday I bargained with myself that if I would just do some long overdue paper work, I could dig into the basket of pink and green strings under my cutting table. These are the leftovers from about three different quilts, plus some other oddball salmon pinks I was glad to use up. I divided the cabins by color, rather than value. It seemed to work. And, for once, it seemed to make a dent in the strings! These are 12″ blocks. I’m working on a theory that a smaller size, like 9″, is a more efficient use of strings, as well as a more convenient size the press, etc., but I might have to make another one to test that out…
I was just going to piece a few blocks. So I pieced 35 wonky log cabins. And then assembled them into a top. And now I’m quilting them. Just seemed like the thing to do this week.
No fancy quilting on these busy blocks. I’m quilting long lines on the diagonal with the walking foot and some beautiful thread. If you push enough tables together, you can support any quilt!
What are you working on?
I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
November 14, 2013 at 2:35 AM
Gorgeous colour combo, and great Heath Robinson thinking for the table
November 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM
I love your colours on this quilt. You’re brave to quilt it yourself. I usually send away my big quilts to my friend with a longarm machine. I’m working on my denim quilt, and recently made a new blogpost on part 4.
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