I’ve been a bit obsessed with the making of this quilt lately! It started with my desire to use up some of the scraps that I seem to have bag upon bag of, plus a little inspiration from an old quilting book (I’ll post a photo next time I blog about this one), plus my love of string blocks and foundation piecing. I know it’s not everyone’s favorite, but for me, I find the process of sewing strings to the paper and creating these blocks to be relaxing and mindless.
So mindless, perhaps that I went about blithely sewing these blocks, all the while kind of noticing that the strips weren’t covering the paper in exactly the same way each time, but not caring enough to do anything about it. After making 168 blocks (which should put this in the twin size range, I hope!), I started sewing them together and then realized what I should have realized earlier… being off that tiny bit was causing a big problem in getting the strips to line up when sewn in this manner.
It took some pulling and, ahem, shall we say persuading? to get things to kinda line up (at least lined up enough for my liking!). Consequently the entire top is a bit wonky and distorted, but I’m really hoping that it all works out in the end. Fingers crossed, cause I’m quite in love with this one, and really wouldn’t want to have to take it apart at this point!