Thanks for everybody's help in the
String Quilt v. Disappearing 9 Patch Debate!
I figured I owed it to you guys to show you which design I went with:
THE STRING QUILT!!
I'm super excited.
I stayed up WAY too late sorting through scraps, cutting, trimming, ironing and prepping.
I've never ironed my scraps before.
Don't they look nice?
I think the only reason I did this time was because I broke the last needle on my sewing machine and didn't have a backup (weird) and REALLY wanted to get started on my quilt because I feel this sort of impending doom that I will NOT have enough time to finish everything that needs to get finished before the baby comes and I just wanted to feel like I was getting something done.
Even if all the ironing was unnecessary.
My mom would say it wasn't.
She irons everything.
So there you go, Mom, I'm sure that makes you happy.
This is what my sewing table looked like after I made the first block.
But it's just so. much. fun.
I'm using the foundation piecing method this time around instead of the paper piecing method.
I didn't have paper big enough for the size of blocks I wanted to make (11")
I wanted to try out the different method using muslin squares.
I'm a teensy bit worried that the quilt will be extremely heavy because of the
extra muslin squares
(instead of the paper, which you just rip off after piecing)
but I figured it's ok to have a heavy quilt.
Just that much more comfy...
Oh, and I figured out that I'm going to need 25 complete string blocks.
Each "complete" string block (that's just what I call it) is made up of 4 smaller blocks.
That means I will need to piece and sew 96 more 11" blocks in order to complete my king size quilt.
I'm slightly overwhelmed by these numbers, but I think I can do it.
Oh, and if you haven't already, go enter yourself in the Lazy Sunday Giveaway.
All you have to do is leave a comment.
Anybody can enter until midnight Tuesday and the winner will be announced Wednesday.