I am planning to use the Double Star pattern from the Strip Tubing book. This requires the special strip tube ruler. I am using one Kaufman Northwoods Roll-Up (Forty 2.5" x 44" strips of coordinating fabrics), 2 background fabrics: 1 light & 1 medium and a border fabric I chose from the Valley of Kings collection. The roll-up and the border fabrics are metallic. I so hope this will be a stunningly beautiful quilt.
Jul 26, 2011: Started this post.
Jul 2011: Cut the strips from the two neutral background fabrics.
Jan 21, 2012: WOW! I can't believe it has been 6 months since I bought this project & started on it. I put it away almost immediately to work on customer projects. Time to get on with it!! Today I laid out the strips arranging them in the way I want to sew them. Next I will sew two strips together & then sew a background strip top & bottom right sides together to that. I need 22 of these! That's all I know for now.
Jan 22:Started sewing the strips together. Stopped at 10 sets. Decided to see if can get a second roll-up from Ye Olde Forest so I don't have to use the lights. I think I need the darker strips to contrast with the two background fabrics.
Jan 27: At the extravaganza event in Statesville, Joanne let me know she has a roll-up!
Jan 28: Finished pairing up the strips and ready to make 12 more pairs.(I changed cameras. Can you tell?
Feb 12: Finished sewing all the strips into pairs.
Apr 15: Sewed 6 tube strips and cut them into squares using a 90 degrees triangle ruler. Did a temporary layout to see how it will go.
Apr 18: Finished sewing all the pairs to their background fabric (tubes). Next I need to cut a whole lot of squares, 1/2 with a background fabric & 1/2 with a strip pair. All the squares are cut.
Apr 19: 220 squares (22 sets of 10) are ironed and ready to arrange.
Apr 20: Down to 48 blocks: 8 rows of 6
Apr 21: Rows are together
Apr 28: Finally have all the rows connected so the main quilt top is now in one piece. Added the first solid blue border. Decided to not add the metallic 2nd border. Quilt top is finished.
Quilt is loaded using gold tonal flannel backing & Quilter's Dream cotton deluxe batting, hopefully to soften and give nice drape to the stiffer metallic top plus added warmth for this winter themed quilt.
Apr 29: Working on IQ pattern selection. THANKS SO MUCH for your feedback on this.
Apr 30: Selected Pom Pom & programmed IQ & prepared the overlay.
May 01-03: Out of town
May 04: Quilting...
May 05: Quilted
Nov 23, 2012: Just came in--my finished quilt bound by Laura Mourning.
Jan 2013: Given away.