Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Traditional and Modern Mix for Post #200!
So this is my 200th post! Yay!..Hooray!...Thank you!
I tried to think of something really creative to mark this (albeit small) milestone, but much like the weather today, I just seem to be feeling dull and dismal. So let me just share with you, like I usually do, what a pleasure it has been to meet all of you and share my quilting journey with you. You are all AWESOME!
I decided on a vine that included a smaller oak leaf and some larger leaves that were in the blocks. Not quite sure what I am going to do in those corners... again, another day. I am open to any suggestions. I used my Golden Threads paper to make a pattern for the shape of the vine. I am thinking of adding the year and my initials.. but need to think about that.
Next up is the string quilt star blocks. I have been experimenting with all the suggestions you all were so generously shared. I tried each one with varying degrees of success.
I finally decided on the lightweight interfacing. It is very stable, no odor or residue, it can be cut to any size (my blocks are 6" finished), and it is inexpensive. It also adds very little weight to the quilt. It is a winner!
My blocks are now very flat with no stretch on those bias edges. Yay!
I am not sure how many of these star blocks I am going to make - but they sure are fun!
Check out Bonnie Hunter's blog today on sting quilts for a look at what inspired me to try string piecing. .
Meanwhile, Lucy has been staying cozy under one of her favorite quilts.