22.1 Strip sets & templatesJanuary 11, 2012
Today, I was waiting for a package that didn’t arrive.
I had some extra time off of work today, so I was able to work a little bit more on my side blocks for my exothermic quilt.
I had 14 sets of paper foundations to cut out for this quilt, now down to 2 sets left to cut.
I took Valerie’s suggestion about a glue stick to join the pieces, so I joined about 10 of these sets together, traced around some other pieces for templates, taping paper to my windows.
Don’t ask why I didn’t think of glue stick on my own. I love using glue stick for quilting & applique. Anyway …
In helping with some of the paper piecing of my design I decided to make graduated strip sets of orange since I had bought all this orange for the right color for my quilt. And I really like the effect of these oranges next to each other.
This would make a pretty start to a bargello quilt, don’t you think? (i’m not joining the quilt along necessarily – but something to keep in mind for later).
And I haven’t calculated it exactly, but I think I only need 3-4 strip sets, and this gives some complex colors to a simple(ish) block.
Here is an overlay of some of the paper templates from EQ7.
I found it a little bit hard with the paper templates, so I created some plastic templates for cutting these strips, which meant I got to use my open door with the natural light for my light box. Ahh good times.
Tomorrow is back to work and then after work I may be busy with things other than sewing.
Oh, and last night was our guild meeting, and I got to see the new opportunity quilt that will be auctioned off in July. Wanna see?