It’s not quite a backing yet – but it is getting there!
These are the panels I’ve built so far….I’ve been digging in the orphan bin, trying to find things of “like size” so I can easily build them in panels…but I’ve rummaged through this stuff enough that there is not a lot in common in there..which means, I’ll start adding strips and pieces parts to the sides of blocks to true them up to some kind of column width.
Things are not laid out in their permanent order right now, I just wanted to show you what’s come together so far.
Yes, I did spend a bit of time taking donated leftover chunks of strip sets and sewing them into long piano key lengths. It was an easy job at the treadle machine while watching Doc Martin last night.
To the left…left over string strip set from Talkin Turkey!
There is also a donated length of Jinny Beyer border print, you can see an orphan Celtic Solstice Star and the star from Christmas Lights ---some leftover string units and donated “My Blue Heaven” stars ((in scrappy everything)) More piano keys ((I like how these bright ones liven up the backing!)) and a couple other blocks that found their way to me at some point, unloved and unwanted. There is a place for them!
One Gone Awry!
I’m not sure how this block came to live with me, but someone thought it wasn’t worth picking out and fixing – so it is mine! I like it! It’s perfect just as it is.
And THIS?!? Millennium Y2K Fabric Bonanza!
I’m not sure who these string pieced sets belonged to either, they are ALL Millennium fabrics! So I sewed them end to end – and yes, it will be used up in this quilt.
50 years from now I hope someone is really stumped as to the age of the quilt. I hope it drives the OCD folks over the edge. I hope they shake their heads in wonderment – all the while I’ve had a great time working on this and clearing unwanted stuff out of the “get rid of it” blue cubby and the orphan box.
I’ll be working on this more this afternoon ---More pics to follow!
And while I’m dealing with strips here, I have a reference chart for you, sent to me by Kathryn. She has made a spread sheet of all of the free patterns, by strip size! Thank you Kathryn! Click HERE to view and print. I’ll be adding this to the Tips and Techniques tab above as well for reference.
It’s FRIDAY! Woot Woot! Let the weekend begin!