Thursday, August 25, 2011
Cleaning up Strings
I've been working on these strings for a whole 3 days. Once you get going, they go fast. Frugal me -- I'm using telephone book pages, that I cut to 6 inches.
When you cut your foundation to size, there is no wasted time measuring strings - that is a real time saver. Also, on this design, the teensy pointed ends are NOT going to match - I'm seeing this already, unfortunately.
I have 2 more rows to make, and the color combination of these strings is almost gone. Gotta start filling in, without making too many MORE strings.
As usual, I have toooo many colors - it's difficult for me to stick with just a few. MORE is better -- and that part about giving the eyes a place to rest??? NOT! LOL
I started with the black, and put a dab of glue under each one to hold it in place - better than pinning.
Quilt gathering is tonight - we're working on the Guild Serendipity (Raffle) Quilt. I'm not "allowed" to show it before the eventual unveiling next June.