What a ride I've had this past week which had little to do with sewing but I knew that Monday was fast approaching so I'd need to do something for DWM. Thank goodness for Judy who is the hostess for this uplifting experience each week. Make sure you pop over to see what others are creating!
Here's what I've been up to this past week.
What's this, you ask??
Is it pieces of paper for the trash?
Possibly some sort of art?
None of the above. This is my stash of Steam-a-Seam snippets, strips, corners, and bits.
This adhesive is expensive, so I keep an old box handy to store the adhesive until another project comes up and I go digging for bits.
I used said bits on my new string project. I've had the zebra type fabric in my stash for years with no real idea of what to do......has anyone else been in that situation???
I decided to make another string quilt using a muslin foundation. These blocks were cut
7 1/2" by 8 1/4".......why that particular measurement, you might ask.......well, I have a very simple answer........I was not looking at my ruler markings before I'd cut "many" blocks, so
I was stuck with I made an executive decisions to use that measurement.
When making an elongated string and using a defined center strip, half of the blocks needs to run on the diagonal in one direction and the other half in the opposite diagonal direction. Learned that one the hard way!!
I decided to outline the zebra type fabric with a black fabric in different sided strips, along with varied green fabrics so that I wouldn't have to match seams......this keeps things very simple and easy......no thinking involved....LOL
I did a secondary design using varied red fabrics on the inside tip of each block, only. This lends the X's and O's effect. Also, there's a diamond design involved.
I love the look of this and need to make 18 more blocks. I'm planning a piano key border using the rest of all those green fabrics with zebra and red fabrics sprinkled throughout.
All fabrics have come from my stash and as you can already guess, the stash has multiplied. I'm losing ground, becoming over-run in scraps....drowning in strips, suffocating.......sorry, I got carried away.