Since I've been so busy, I have just one thing to show today, but it is super-cool. At least I think so! Here it is:
If you recall, I made this to use up the brown string triangles that I had originally done to make a different pattern. This used up all those triangles--not a one left over!--and I like it even better than the original plan. I do have plenty of brown strings left over, though.
The border on this quilt is my new favorite border treatment. I used it on the Odd Fellow's quilt (which STILL needs a binding) and I loved it. I think it looks great on almost any quilt. For the narrow brown border here I pulled out the longest and widest strings I could find, then cut them all to 1-1/2 inches and seamed them together. I like it!
This quilt ended up about 64 by 64, which is not a bad lap size, especially when I did this off the top of my head. The giant half-square triangles are 6-1/2 inches each. It was really weird to work with such big pieces, but I managed to overcome the strangeness and piece them just fine. The string-pieced brown triangles were pretty stretchy, but I overcame that, too.
Here is one more terrific part of finishing this project:
An empty project box! (Don't worry, it will be full again soon.)
That was my big project for this week. Since this is Memorial Day weekend in the US, Best Husband Ever and I are taking a small trip to visit our daughter and enjoy the weekend with her, so I won't have another post until Tuesday. A small but much-needed vacation!
Hope everyone has a terrific start to summer as well. Don't skip the parade, and be sure to applaud for the veterans!
Linking to Lorna for Let's Bee Social, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and also Amanda Jean at Finish it up Friday.