Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Started Strip Searching

As a quilter I am learning more about myself. I think things work better for me if I stick to one project at a time. That way, I don't lose track of where I have been and things seem to go smoother. That said I do get distracted easily, because as I start to sew, it frees up brain space to come up with other ideas for projects I am working on.

Right now, I am working on my Strip Search quilt. It will definitely have a new name in the end. Here is my progress so far.

My Strips

My A Set of Blocks

The B set ready to be sewn together

I started it on Friday and only worked on it this weekend. I am really happy with it. I loved it when it was in the strips, and almost did not cut it up. It always makes me nervous to cut something once it is sewn. I decided that I did need to cut it , and try something new and I am glad I did.

I am going to be machine quilting soon. MQ and I have had a long history together and I am ready to tackle it again. If anyone has suggestions to make mq easier I would gladly take them. The largest I have ever machine quilted is a baby size quilt, and I would like to quilt some lap quilts.

Hope you are making progress too,


Myra said...

Love the fabrics!!! Love the method of getting those blocks... It is going to be wonderful! 8-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is joy to work on a quilt you love. Really. This is delightful.

Lee said...

looking forward to see the rest of the quilt. I love using strips too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the fabrics you picked, it ius going to be wonderful! Sorry I do not MQ!!

Darlene said...

Wonderful fabric strips - going to be one sweet quilt. Watching your progress!