Monday, September 9, 2013

Two by two, strips of blue...*

My husband worked a bunch over the weekend, so I had some unexpected time to work on the Starry Night quilt.  I spent Saturday afternoon ironing fabrics and cutting strips, mostly at 2.5", though quite a few are smaller and some are 3" to mix it up some.

The pink tags mark how long they are.

Then I sort of randomly sewed them together.  I wanted a good distribution of the fabrics and shades.  I did sew them together in pairs, and then together until I felt like the panel was large enough.


And then I did a lot of ironing, of course.  And then this:

The good news is a friend on FB said this reminded her of Van Gogh!

Next I will cut 11.5 x11 blocks out of them at weird angles...which means that all that work will only make about 10 blocks, and I need about 30.  And I'm out of decent navy blues.  Y'all know what that means!  ...(fabric shopping, of course)....

*Bonus Browncoat points if you get the title reference.

7 comments:

  1. I ALWAYS love an excuse to go shopping and navy's are some of my favorites to buy!!!

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  2. Progress is looking fab Renee! And yay!! shopping!

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  3. Yummiest and love your board.Happy sewing!

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  4. Looking good. That's too bad about needing to go shopping and all...:)

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  5. Lovley! It should be a great piece when it is all finished up. :)

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    1. Yay Emily! It's actually from one of the Firefly episodes, but I'll still give you credit ;-)

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