Sunday, January 15, 2012

On my cutting table...

And finally ready to be sewn together!

30 - 11.5" string blocks
started back in September 2010 with the help of a virtual quilting bee, original post here - holy cow that was a while ago!

I was able to finish up the final blocks at the CMQG sew-in last week, and I'm quite happy with the size of it!  66" x 55" seems like a decent sized lap quilt to me! Plus I'm plumb out of the white kona strips for the middle diagonal so this is it.  Notice all the scraps from trimming these buggers from 12" to 11.5" square?  They're great fun to sew up, but trimming them is difficult because the fabric seems to want to stretch if its not done just so...  lots of patience, spray starch, and diet coke.

I do hope to get this top finished in the next few days!  I've been wanting to finish this one for a year and a half - about dang time!

What are you working on this week?


jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Love the colors! Good Luck this week! I'm hoping to finish up a scrappy project I worked on this weekend that turned out super fun! And maybe even have it done in time to post Thursday. Crossing my fingers! ooxx`jodi

Faith Jones said...

That's going to be beautiful!

Helene said...

I love all those colors...they blend together so nicely!

It's going to look gorgeous when it's all done! Great job!