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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 253274 views.
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.

Grr! I hate when my machine's not 100%. Here's hoping they fix it right and cheap!

I never have enough of the same color to do string blocks like that. I've seen a lot of quilt/layouts like that with blocks all in the same color family, and I always think they'e pretty...but when I do strings I just pull from leftover box. I can't imagine how much work it'd take to pull only strings of one color, and I'd prob have to cut some. Hahah!

 

Judy, those are gorgeous!!!

Yeah, I didn't keep neutrals for a long time, and i've made a more concerted effort lately since they show of lovely fabrics just like this. Way to go!

Nice! I like that one too!

Here is the weird par...I've never liked orange. I was born mid 70's and I think it's just a product of my age...but I'm starting to like touches of coral in decor and such.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

May-28

I saw that layout of string blocks too!  I saved it so that I could try it sometime.

i am making string blocks today.  But they are for a scrap mystery quilt that I am doing.  Yea for using up scraps!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

May-28

Judy, your string blocks are looking great
 

So since my sewing machine is in the shop I can't work on my strings. I decided to attack that mountain of paperwork I have to go thru............making progress on it for sure.

Hope to have my machine back by Monday so I can start on the strings too.

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