It took me a while to sew my 224 quarter blocks into 112 half blocks, into 56 full blocks, and then into 1 quilt top. And a whole lotta thread!
That’s a whole another post, isn’t it? Thread?
So, back to my top. My Pop Top. Only of fabric, not of soda, or another adult beverage. Ready for it?
I usually don’t work in this softer palatte. I also worked completely out of my stash. There are some vintage prints, some ugly prints, and some newer fabrics as well. One fabric has a copyright from the 1980s on the selvedge!
It was hard, and I’m not completely happy with it. I’m thinking at this point that maybe it needs a border. A medium blue border… I’ll stare at it for a few days and decide.
Right now I’m up to my ears in strings, triangles, and wedges. All fabric related, of course! No bikini parts or shoes involved… And I think I need to go back to elementary school. My string quilt will be set 6 blocks square. So, 36 blocks. Each block will have 2 wedges and 4 string triangles in it. That means 72 wedges, and 114 string triangles. It’s a more unusual setting…the stars end up offset from each other instead of lined up in rows.
So…can anyone explain why I ended up 29 string triangles short? I was counting as I went, marking down each set and tallying up until I got to 114. 115, actually, is what I thought I had.
That’s what I’m doing right now. Making 29 string triangles out of the bits and pieces I had left. How on earth could I have missed making about 25% of what I needed? Maybe I need to check my car? Or call the quilt store? I did take the whole kit and caboodle out shopping for wedge fabric last week after I realized I didn’t have enough of my original wedge fabric. However, I think I would have noticed myself leaving a trail of block parts as I shopped. See the pile? That’s a whole lotta blocks that aren’t done!
Happy quilting! Deb