The sashing parade marches on!
I need 71 sashings that measure 3-1/2” X 12-1/2” and it takes quite a bit of fabric to string things which is perfectly fine with me.
It’s making me very excited about how this quilt is going to come together. Whoohwhooo!
And the fabrics have been so fun to mix up --- novelties ((Yes, even zombies ala Tonya!)) and batiks and old calicoes and civil war shirtings mixed with white on white and cream on cream, and even the back sides of many of the fabrics that were too dark to be LIGHT.
When it seemed I had a good stack, and was tired of treadling, I’d take a break and go trim --- the chatter around here has NOT stopped! That makes it easier to stay on task, when we can focus on the animated conversation, and not focus on how ugly these fabrics are.
I’m getting there! 53 out of 71 done! One more day of stringing and I should have what I need.
I answered some questions earlier today about WHY I use phone book pages as my foundations, and it prompted me to look up an earlier post I had written about it a couple years ago. I think it's a valuable post with lots of good info. Wanna check it out? Click HERE.
As for Miss Tonya??
I told her this should be her new profile photo! Stringy fun!
She has raided my stash – pillaged my string bins, claimed several for her own purposes, to which I told her she was perfectly welcome! These things breed when we are not looking ---
Greens of different varieties are something she said she was low on….I told her to have at it – anything in this bin is free gain!
Dig, Tonya, Dig!
Greens added to the scrappy mix by her machine!
We really have had a great couple of days. It’s amazing how much you can get done with dedicated sewing time with a friend.
I also got some really REALLY good news this afternoon! My episode of The Quilt Show will air on May 12th! My show will be #1410 and I will be notified closer to that date to let me know how my friends/family/fans can see my episode for free on The Quilt Show website. SO stay TUNED! You’ll get to watch me free! How awesome is that?
I’ve also talked to them about a giveaway I’d like to do – if they would offer up a ONE YEAR membership, we’ll do a drawing for that. Cool beans? I think so – very excited here!
Garlic chicken is in the crock pot. Sweet potatoes are going in the oven soon, salad will be tossed and dinner will be consumed and we’ll be back to sewing the evening away.
Happy Quilting, Everyone!