Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Still Part of The String Thing Gang

In the fall of 2016 I attended AQS Chattanooga Quilt Week
and made an evening side trip to visit SPOOL.
(a truly marvelous LQS that was closed by the co-owners
so they could move on to other aspects of the quilting universe)

These two bundles of Cherrywood fabrics came home with me -- 
and since then I've used them to virtually design 
at least a few dozen (!) different kinds of quilt tops.

As part of my preparation for Lynette's 18 in 2018 challenge,
I chose to listen to my heart and go with some sort of string quilt.

This one by Amanda Jean Nyberg is named Slopes
and comes from her latest book No Scrap Left Behind.

I've liked the design since the first time I saw it.

Time to quit pondering and start cutting/sewing!

Here is a work in progress photo
showing the 25 inset strip blocks in the foreground
and the remaining 56 blocks sorted using my plate system.

(I also added a splash of plaids and near-solids to the ten Cherrywoods)

In this photo all 80 blocks has been sewn together
with about 1/3 of them pressed.

At some point this quilt's name made itself known.

Groundhog Day

(could that have been influenced by the repetitive - but oh so soothing - 
stitching together of string after string after string?)

CLICK HERE to see how these blocks look now on the design wall!