But then I learned about cutting squares out of those slick ads stuffed in the Sunday paper to use as foundation for blocks. It is paper piecing but with no design. I cut several 6 inch paper squares and just started sewing scraps on to the paper. I followed no pattern. Then, I decided to try to use the long strips and start in the middle and work out. I like that effect.
Sorry, Linda. I might not be sending you the crumbs, after all. I am having too much fun.
|6 inch squares|
When I am working on a quilt, I am all about getting it done. PRODUCTION. I read the instructions and follow the pattern. I time how long each step takes and focus on that, rather than the creative process. Oh, the creative process. It has undoubtedly been good for me to just sit at the machine and sew with no regard to a real pattern. I definitely have not fretted about how long it is taking. I made these ten squares this afternoon, along with about six strips of leaders and enders for the 2.5 inch LE quilt. The Necchi is quieter since I put some felt between it and the cabinet. I also oiled it. I could hear the sigh of relief with each drop of Tri-flow on her ports. Poor thing.
I have three quilt tops ready for Fancesca, the Nolting. All of them will require ruler work. I have no rulers. I have one hand. I guess those tops will wait.