Thursday, February 12, 2015

2014 Starts/WIPs....Scrappy

I think I started this sometime in the Spring and it became a take along project when we were out in the motorhome. Usually, I would be working on the center strip...sewing strings onto 6.5" x 2.5" pieced of phone book paper. Something that you don't have to put a lot of attention into it....great for sitting at a picnic table sewing. You just have to keep your pieces from blowing away!

I'm not sure if this is the half way point or not. It may get a little bigger. All the HSTs have been cut on the GO for the second half and I think I have all the paper strips cut. The scrap container has been refilled with strings and is ready to go in the motor home....we're heading out next week!!!

This top was actually started in very late 2013 when I was making crumb blocks with Bonnie Hunter during Quilt Cam. The picture really doesn't capture the vibrancy of the colors...fluorescent lights.

There was a lot of trial and error in making this usual I didn't use a pattern and was just winging it. I hadn't ever done anything on point before or used set in triangles on the row trial and error and experimentation was in play. I made the set in triangles larger than would normally be used because I wanted a little extra fabric to hang onto while quilting and so I wouldn't have to quilt on and off the top...a lot of bobbles can happen then. I'll just trim the edges down after it's quilted.

This quilt is in the number 2 spot of my To Be Quilted queue.


  1. I like the look of this. What is it called? And you use phone book pages? I don't know what that means, clueless :) Is that paper piecing? One of the things I want to learn more about. Whatever the method, this looks great and the squares are small enough to travel well, apparently. Safe travels on your next adventure. BTW I am not getting email notifications on comments... do you have a problem with that?

  2. I don't know if it has a name...I've seen similar blocks where the center strip is a signature area (light colored solid) and triangles on the sides and another quilt design with scrappy string center with narrow white strips on both sides of the strips and all the side triangles were a gray solid.

    It's more of a foundation method using phone book paper because it's thin paper and free.

    I am getting email notification on comments to my blog but I am getting a failure message when I post a comment on someone's blog, but the comment does show up on the blog.

  3. Ok, just got a failure message on my reply to your comment.