Saturday, February 11, 2012

Strips Galore

I have been traveling so much for work that I have barely had any time to even turn on my machine. I hate weeks like that. Since it is rainy and gross here, this weekend will be largely dedicated to getting in my fabric fix that I so missed out on this week.

I finally got my design wall cleaned off and ready for something new. This meant that I had to finish cutting the rest of my solid 6 inch strip sets into 2 inch strips. Not sure what I was thinking when I started this one! I knew going into it that this quilt was going to involve tons of cutting, but it definitely doesn't hit you until you are actually doing it. Nevertheless, it is fun and challenging, and the end product is so pretty. I am really looking forward to meeting it.

The giant pile I posted before was only about half of them. Man, talk about no end in sight. I did, however, finish last night, and as you can see, I should have picked a bigger bowl. Haha. I am so happy to have them done that it has completely reinvigorated be love for this quilt. I can't wait to start piecing and get this show on the road.

I got some of them up on the design wall just so I could get a glimpse of how it will turn out. There was really no point to putting them all up since the process is much more scrappy than organized. Plus, every few I put up, the cats took back down. They thought it was the best game ever invented! This at least will hopefully give you an idea of the direction that these strips will be taking. You will have to excuse the wonkiness (word?) of the rows. Apparently I can't stick things up there in straight lines.

The rows will be getting strips of Kona Snow in between them as sashing. I had to stick them pretty close together on the wall to get all 20 rows up there, but you get the idea I hope. 

Sorry about these pictures. I did the best I could with the lighting. As I mentioned, it is a rather gross morning. Haha. Anyway, time to get started on piecing the rows. Also! I got block assignments from the February Queen Bees in both of my Bees so I will have some great blocks to show you shortly! Thankfully it is the weekend, and hopefully everyone will enjoy theirs as much as I plan to enjoy mine!


  1. Oh my gosh Megan, that is going to be awesome! I can't wait to see it!

  2. Wow!! I can't wait to see it all put together. It would look great without sashing also.


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