Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Plugging Along

little did I know. . .
I've been slowly working on the 2.5 inch strip sets from last week's post and have made visible progress. The smaller scraps and some longer ones have been sewn and then subcut into 2.5 inch sets (two patches). The shoebox-sized plastic bin is full of the subcuts.

box full of 2.5 inch strip sets cut into sections
Note: Tracy asked how I selected the fabric for the strip sets: it's controlled random, as I try to have a fabric that "reads" light and one "reads" dark in the sets. Since the four patches and the ultimate sixteen patches are going to be scrappy, I don't want to coordinate the fabrics too much in the strip sets.

Next step - pairing these subcuts and making four patch units.

10 comments:

  1. I like the mountain climbing illustration. That's how I feel at the end of the day sometimes--still so much to do. Keep on climbing!

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  2. You are so organized! But I'm guessing this process actually goes pretty fast.

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  3. Love the hill picture! Have felt that way myself.

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  4. Oh no, Nancy! There is a bigger mountain behind this one. Does that mean you have a BIGGER box of scraps too?

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  5. I love a good comic. Zach and I share this love. Fireman is baffled by many comics. Al and I love the NEW YORKER for its comics. Good one today Nancy!

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  6. I love the look of the sixteen patch and the pinwheel...a real cool pattern! :)

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  7. I hope, as the picture shows, you have a little "down" before you have to start climbing again. I love those moments when I can sit and baste a sleeve or waist before I have to start sewing again.

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  8. You have been busy! "Waste not, want not" comes to mind.

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  9. Slow and steady wins the race! Nancy

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  10. Oh wow, you are on a roll. I need to get working on my stash, I've put it aside to finish a couple of quilts on the frame.

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