Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Finished Block

Finished Block, originally uploaded by rkkilmer.

Well, here it is. My first attempt at a "string quilt" block. This block took me almost no time at all. Fortunately, I had recently begun cutting up my scraps into useable strips and squares as soon as I finish working with the material. I usually just place them all in a bin and go thru them periodically. Using absolutely no system of organization whatsoever. However, I recently downloaded my copy of "Fat Quarterly". In it was a great article about cutting up your scraps into useable pieces and how to store them neatly. Also, shortening my stitch length to 1.5 and using a brand new needle made tearing away the paper after the fact quick and easy. I was able to get this block together before Jackson was done drinking his nightly cup of chocolate milk! I am looking forward to heading home tonight and spending some serious time in my work space. I hope to have some real progress to show for myself by tomorrow.

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