Hi there! How’s everyone been? It’s been crazy, absolutely crazy here. Don’t ask me where the past month has gone because I really don’t know! LOL
Anyhow, it’s my turn for the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by the amazing Carla over at Creatin In The Sticks.
If you’ll recall, I also participated in her Black and White Blog Hop a while back during which I designed, then made, this unicorn paper pieced pillow cover for my little girl.
This hop is all about various projects made with “strings” which are strips of fabric. There’s lots of great ideas that I’ve seen from the others in this hop all ready! You need to go check them out. You can find Carla’s post with the entire blogging schedule here.
My fellow bloggers that are posting today include:
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Joyful Quilter
Color Creating and Quilting
Be A Quilter
Two Maker Chicks – you’re here now 🙂
Days Filled With Joy
Quilting & Learning – What a Combo!
Creatin’ in the Sticks
What a line up!
Now, onto my project. I knew I wanted to do something scrappy (I’m trying to use up all the scraps in my rolling 3 drawer bin…) and use a solid to give it a sense of uniformitity. I was going to use gray, but my pattern calls for 2 shades that are close together. When I went fabric shopping I couldn’t find 2 close shades of gray that I actually liked so I went with my second choice which is deep maroon/wine red.
Here’s my finished wall hanging flimsey.
I’m going to be doing a string pieced, wide binding on it. But that won’t be until after I figure out how I want to actually quilt this guy. Typically, I just go for it, but for some reason lately I keep getting hung up on the quilting design. It’s not as simple as loading it up and using some computerized or digital design for me. Why? Because ALL of the quilting I do on every size quilt from micro mini’s to oversized king quilts are done on vintage domestic machines – most of the time on either a Singer Touch & Sew from the mid 70’s or my Singer Rocketeer from the early 60’s. Why? because those 2 machines have the largest throat space out of the various machines I own.
Hubby says I bring home old sewing machines like the crazy cat lady brings home strays. LOLOL
Here’s the design mock up from EQ8.
I used the striped fabric to stand in for the strings.
While I’ve not yet made a step-by-step tutorial, I have uploaded the pattern for anyone who would like it. Currently, while it is just the paper piecing template that I doodled on, it’s available to download now for free.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit here with me for my stop on the All About Strings Blog Hop and I hope to see you again soon.
Until next time happy creating!