Hello everyone! Enjoying the summer? We had a mostly-dry weekend! It was great. And since there is a big holiday at the end of the week, this is a short work week for Best Husband Ever, which he loves, even though it will cut into my library time. I guess I'll just have to make up for it with some brats and beer or something. Does testing different barbecue sauces count as research?
For this week, I am working again on a quilt I thought I was done with. Remember this one?
I called this Terrestrial Star and thought I finished it off back in May. Well, even after I showed it I wasn't really pleased with it. There's nothing wrong with it, but it just didn't feel right to me. Plus, I had this to deal with:
Yes, a big pile of leftover brown strings! Wow, that's a lot. What to do with them all?
So, what I finally decided to do was take the borders of the quilt off and expand the center using the strings. I cut several pieces of this paper in half lengthwise:
This is just extra-cheap paper from somewhere, maybe a dollar store, maybe a big box store. As I said, I cut some sheets in half lengthwise, which makes them about 4-1/2 inches wide, and just started string piecing across the lengths.
I'm thinking that I will put a row of these around the center and then see where I want to go from there. If nothing else, it will be more visually interesting than what I had. Thankfully, I have a bit of the green left, so I can still finish off the borders with that beautiful green.
As I said, there was nothing wrong with the quilt the way it was, but I just wasn't happy with it. So I guess it's back to work-in-progress status. The good news is that the string piecing goes really fast (I do them at least two at a time to keep the strings flowing) and I should be finishing this up really quickly. I hope!
So, that's my project for this short holiday week. Not sure that I'll get it done, but it's nice to have goals. I also did make some more progress on the Kaleidoscope quilt and bought this fabric for Roman Floors:
Don't those look yummy? I can't wait to start work on that quilt in earnest.
Hope everyone has a great week and gets to do something fun. And a very happy Canada Day tomorrow to all my Canadian friends!
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