Hi! I’m still continuing on my rainbow adventure, albeit slowly. Turns out that sewing 80″+ long strips is slow. Well, at least when you’re being careful to not stretch or distort them. Surprisingly though, I find it very relaxing.
I did find out one thing: jelly roll strips are not always 2.5″. See? The shot cottons are a little bigger than 2.5″ – at first I tried trimming them down, but it just wasn’t helping any, and took a lot of time. So, I just got better at eyeballing it. I might regret this later, but so far it’s turning out just fine.
As I was sewing, I noticed one of the print squares – Leopard! I, avowed avoider of animal print anything, am making a quilt with leopard print in it. This feels like such a growth moment. Or maybe it’s an out-of-body experience?
In other news, did you know I have a WIP page? It was horribly out of date, and I might still be missing a few that have completely fallen into a black hole, but there are a lot of goodies on there. I probably should have turned to that while in a funk, rather than start a new project, but then I wouldn’t have a rainbow in my life right now (it’s raining). So no regrets. I did run across this gem, though, while updating the list:
This is a top I made (in a single day, no less) using the Floating Squares Score from Sherri Lynn Wood’s new book. I used scraps of quilt backs (bee print came from this one, flowers from a yet-to-be-blogged baby quilt) along with some Kona Lime. There’s just something that I don’t like about it though. It doesn’t feel finished. Maybe because it’s an S shape it’s throwing me off? I’m debating taking some of the seams apart, and sort of starting over. Or maybe adding more bits to it? What would you do?
Linking to Freshly Pieced‘s WIP Wednesday