It starts with a bag of muslin, leftovers from various projects over the years. Some dating back to the muslin I made for my sister’s wedding dress in 1993. Odds and ends of various width and lengths.
I can’t hardly throw anything of what I perceive as true value away…so here we are…
I pulled these out because I finally felt like I knew what I could do with all of this…cut it into those 10 inch foundation squares like the ones we used at the QOV string quilt gathering a few weeks back.
So chop, chop, chop, wedding dress muslin and all. You actually can see the front there…
Then because I had purchased a slew of red, white and blue fabrics recently. And, oh yes…let’s not forget all those plaid shirts I picked up for a pittance, I spent a few hours cutting these up into usable blocks and strips, leftovers and strings went into a string bag.
A revelation occurred midway with a 2-1/2″ strip. I asked myself “isn’t it possible to cut enough triangles and squares to make one of those Prairie Point Star blocks out of this strip? hmmmm…let’s try.”
And with some of the 1-1/2″ strips I cut…because you just never know when you’ll need a postage stamp…figured I’d try out putting a few of these together…
And you know…since all this cutting and putzing around with design I have lots of leftover strings… which guess what?! Now I have something to put the strings on! Those 10″ muslin squares.
The process has gone full circle.
And I’ve created in a roundabout way a few more projects for myself! The starts of a Star Quilt, a Postage Stamp Quilt and now a QOV string quilt….do you see now how THEY get you hooked?!?!