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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 267562 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

I have plenty of the focus fabric so may make another using it with different fabrics or in a BQ pattern.

I bet a gold inner border and a wider focus fabric outer border would look great! Lay it out and see what you think.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

May-27

Weren't you working mindless string blocks?

I saw this layout, which was recently posted in a FB group, and I thought of you.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

Maple Island has a lot of patterns that allow you to have fun with large print focus fabrics.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

That's very flattering that you thought of me when you saw that layout of string blocks but I've already gone down a different path in an attempt to clear out the many varieties of blah "neutrals" that have crept into my sewing room over the decades. (How did such a rowdy personality get loaded down with so many tame neutrals? I cannot explain this fact of quilting life.)

Anyhow, one basket of  bright strings cut from my scrap bins is meeting up with a box of blah strings and they are promising to play nicely together thanks to Jenny Doan's 10 inch square paper foundations.

Thus far I have eight blocks pinned to the design wall. It will become an off-center "bull's-eye" kind of pattern. There is no destination for this quilt yet.

Perhaps I will give the top to my "Church Ladies" who used to make fleece blankets and small quilts for my Project Linus group years ago.  I gave them all of my blue fabrics and green fabrics not too long ago just to clear off some shelf space in my sewing room so I know that they are still an active group.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

May-27

How nifty!   The look of HST with strips!

latterberry

From: latterberry

May-27

Love your string blocks, Judy.  That is going to be a nifty quilt when you are finished.  how big do you think it might be?  I have tons of strings I need to do something with hmmm,, Better not go down that rabbit hole until I get myself out of the one I'm in.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

I will make this large enough for a regular size (double) bed, I think.  The " Church Ladies" were very happy with my boxes of blues and greens when I hauled them into their fabric workshop room; they told me that they had taken on quilt making for a place that shelters unwed mothers and their babies. They said they would mix my fabrics with whites, pinks and yellows for calming quilts. Whatever. (Some of my novelties have elements of Dee's "I Spy" in them so I think these blocks jumbled in a quilt might surprise a young mother.)

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

May-27

judyinohio said:

Anyhow, one basket of  bright strings cut from my scrap bins is meeting up with a box of blah strings and they are promising to play nicely together thanks to Jenny Doan's 10 inch square paper foundations.

I like your layout so far.  i haven't tried an off center layout.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

If you use an off center layout you don't have to worry about running out of lights or darks because the design is not supposed to be balanced or equal.

I've done it before and you just quit making blocks when you reach the size you want the quilt to be.

Whopperjawed can be good. Here's an example of a more planned one I worked on six years ago ... 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

May-27

judyinohio said:

Here's an example of a more planned one I worked on six years ago ... 

I love the look.  I have tons of strings to work with.

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