Thursday, March 26, 2015
What Shall We Do Today?
Mom would wake up each morning, and ask of us kids, "What are we going to do today? She wanted us to think about a project, of which there were many on a small farm. We learned to NEVER say "I'm bored" because if we mentioned that statement, she'd find something really AWFUL for us to do, which might involve a shovel, manure, weeds, dead chickens or heavy lifting --- you get my drift.
This is the THIRD of this type of quilt, called Strip and Slash, by Jackie Robinson. I purchased her DVD years ago, from 9-Patch Media. A few days ago, it was under $10.00.
This starts with "a lot" of strips, both narrow and wider, sewn in two configurations, pressed appropriately, and then cut in more strips, and sewed back together, clipped, pressed, then cut diagonally! Whew - a lot of steps, but they are easy . I'm using up my scraps -- so it's FREE, right?
Below is my basket of lights, all sewn together and cut diagonally, and now I'm working on collecting my darks, reddish browns, purples, etc. I couldn't stand waiting to see how they would look together and made a few of the darks so far. These little blocks will finish about 3.75 - small! But holy smoke, do they make excellent use of scraps. Chances are YOUR scraps will be in the colors you already like. I am aiming for 12 x 14 blocks, plus borders.
These blocks kinda match because I used the same strips. They will be more mixed up when I have a few hundred!