Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along - Night 2 Progress

I started sewing last night with the full intention of getting at least 6 more blocks done like I had the night before.  After sewing and cutting and sewing and cutting and cutting and sewing my brain had had enough and I needed to call it an night after 3 completed blocks and 1 block that was stopped at just 6 rows with no sub-cuts. 

After putting the first 6 blocks up on my design wall I decied that I only want pinks, reds, or purples in the main diagonal 'row'.  I had already done a few with black and a cream but I can always use those as well but I really want all the middle diagonal rows to be just one of a few set colors.  See how my random-esque quilt is rapidly becoming far more structured than it was origianlly intended?!?  Thats ok, I like to follow rules and this will keep me from stressing out about it being too random or not random enough.  I'm learning to make peace with my quilting quirkyness.

With most quilts I usually make a cheat sheet or something to help me keep track of things as I progress on my quilt.  With this quilt I have this little sign hanging on the wall in front of my sewing machine:

Its a little hard to read but it says "Pink, Purple, or Red Centre Strip Only", yes I need a big sign hanging right in front of me while I quilt!  When I usually sew anywhere between 8-11:30 at night I need all the help and reminders I can get or else the seam ripper comes out far more often that I really should (and with a quilt like this the last thing that I need is more seam ripping!!).

Thanks for stopping by - See you tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. You're moving fast on the Postage Stamp Quilt, Kari. It's so exciting to see it come together. It makes me anxious to get to mine. I have all my little squares cut out, just need to get sewing on it.


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