Saturday, July 15, 2017
paper foundation and blue
A few more blue maple leaves for the rainbow scrap challenge in July.
I have Streak, a string quilt on the long arm frame. Everything is ready to go, thread chosen, basted down, and bobbins wound. Everything except the decision of how I want to quilt it. There has been a trend in the quilting world -quilting that most are calling organic lines. I like it when I see it on other quilts, but I am not sure I want to do it. But if I am going to do it, this would be a good candidate for it. Most of the quilts I am seeing the lines are very close. I don't want lines very close, and I don't know if it would look as "cool" spaced wider. So I am deciding.
For my new Saturday string project, I started with 3 1/2 inch by length of phone book pages and a 45 degree ruler. To cut my strips I used a paper cutter from my scrapbooking days.
I lined up the 3 1/2 inch on the top and the bottom edge on the bottom and cut the angle with my rotary cutter.
Then to cut the other side, I turned it around.
I needed to line the 3 1/2 cut line and angle on the left and cut the angle again.
I decided to cut 100 diamonds and string piece them. I am hoping to make stars. At first I thought about piecing the fabric and then cutting the diamond from the fabric. But after a few samples, I enjoyed using the paper foundation. It used alot of small pieces of scraps.
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rsc17 super saturday