A long time ago I started saving the ends of my hand dyed fabric strips. Just stuffed and shoved into a pile, then into this baggy.
(Clue #6 refers to one of the mystery quilts I was trying to keep sorted.)
Any quilter who's worked with strings before knows that they just EXPLODE out of their spots when given air. :P
Yeah, looks like I have enough to make a block or two. ;)
Here's 9 blocks, and I made 11 more for a total of 20.
Kinda looks like those Japanese lanterns, cuz I hadn't trimmed the edges yet.
I did have a mini heart-attack moment when I broke my needle. I wasn't paying attention to the top spool, and suddenly things jammed and snapped.
Oh! Ran out of thread. Been a long time since I've ran out of top thread. :P
The quilt top pieced and ready for pinning.
A month ago I posted a teaser from the back as I worked on the binding.
Small, but has a nice heft to it, given all the fabric and seams. I doodled lines in the opposite direction of the strings. No perfection needed, done in a day. That's my kind of quilting! :)
I'm not sure what to do with it yet. I'm kind attached to it cuz it has all the hard work of me (and my mom!) dyeing the fabric. But I'm not expecting a baby (to my dad's utter disappointment, I'm sure) and my sister isn't a candidate for it. Whenever Dad pesters her for a grandkid, she'll stick up her wedding finger and say "see? No ring, no kids." :D