Monday, April 23, 2007

Strippy Update

The columns are done for my Strippy LE. I laid out four of the six on the couch to see how they looked. The advent of this project was so mindless... I finally had to sit down and do the math. I had all these strips left over and couldn't figure out why. *scratches head* Well when you don't figure out how many pieced strips you need up front that's what happens. So now I have starter dough for my next LE. :D

I want this to look like one of those old quilts from the mid to late 1800's, red, cheddar and sage green with unbleached muslin. Before the columns were even built I bought the red, cheddar and sage. I wasn't entirely convinced the cheddar (okay, Su... stop snickering *orange*) was the right one, but I bought two yards anyway.

*Gak* That'll teach me I should try before I buy. I hated it, too much! Back to the fabric store.


Much better. This orange is called "School Bus". I never saw a school bus this color, have you?! I've spent some time pressing and trimmnig the columns to a nice 1/4" seam allowance. They're all set. And there it sits... all inspiration gone at the moment. Why does that happen?

3 comments:

Patti said...

Looking good to me!

Rosy said...

Keep going!

Fiona said...

Looking very effective. The inspiration just needs time to come up to a simmer!