Before I left on my retreat, I shared with you photos of a stack of fabrics from my stash. These fabrics are going into a very special quilt. So after I arrived at my retreat, I got right down to business.
I had already pre-cut the strips, so I just started to sew.
As you can see, here is the work in progress. You probably will never believe this, but I sewed strips ALL day Friday and ALL day Saturday. I don't know why I thought that I would get this top done in a weekend. By Saturday night, I decided I wasn't going to sew any more strip sets and on Sunday I would just press seams open.
Pressing them open helps so they don't warp and they lie really flat. That took me from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm!! I shall not tell a lie. Yes, it took THAT long. Then I was actually able to use my rotary cutter... at long last... Yay!
So I cut, and sub cut! I was one happy camper at this point. Then I began to play with the strips on the design wall at 3:00 pm. Only 1 hour left in the retreat!! So I had to hurry.
Here are the fruits of my labor. I have to say I love it in all its spotty, geometric glory.
In this photo, you can see I still need to make more strip sets. Oh no, can I handle it? Yes, I think so. Only about 3 more. But doesn't it look cool?
This is the quilt it is modeled after in the book. They used more solid and monochromatic fabrics. So it really does look a bit different, but the overall effect is the similar.
As you can see lots of color in green, brown, orange, and blue. You can see some Kaffe there too. Gotta have Kaffe in a quilt.
So what do you think, was it worth the days of sewing the strip sets together? Oh, and I think this qualifies for Stephanie's No Strings Attached Challenge. What do you think Stephanie? But I need to hurry and finish before the end of the month.
In other big news, my website got a facelift!! I am really excited about it and would love your opinion. Pop on over here and take a look! Let me know what you think, I am always trying to improve.
Until Next Time...