Monday, November 28, 2011

And On To Step One And A Half...

I know, I know, you're saying, "But you were already on Step Two, weren't you?" Well, yes. This afternoon I finished sewing and pressing and trimming the last batch of the 72 little purple string blocks. The only thing that I haven't done is to pull the paper off the back, so they still look a little curly. I like to leave the papers on until the last minute before using them. That way their shape stays true. So here they are! Hooray!



But something has been bothering me about my Step 1 quality control. I think that my fast & furious campaign to get all 224 done quickly meant that my 2 1/2" measure was off too much to ignore. Then, rummaging around in my ruler holder, I found the perfect thing! A 2 1/2" square ruler! How cute! I do not recall buying this one, unless it was part of that big 4 or 5 piece set of Omnigrid square rulers that I got a few years back with a Joann's 50% off coupon.

So I foresee at few sessions of sliver trimming on my QST's for the next days. I hope that I do not discover any that are undersized! So quality control work is my "Step 1 1/2" for now.
As for CyberMonday, I was pretty good. But when Keepsake offered 20% off, I did order one more package of "Chocolate & Creams" 2 1/2" strips to go with the one I already owned from this past summer's sale. I was so pleased with the quality and the fact that they did NOT have pinked edges which I personally dislike. I want to use these in one of those cool prairie braid quilts. There is the plain braid or the Texas braid with the red square accent and I'm not at all sure which design I prefer. So I's jus' cogitatin'! We'll see, and that's final! LOL!
Who can resist Chocolate and Cream? LOL!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh, I like those touches of red in your purple strings.

I use those little square rulers to square things up too. I can't get the hang of squaring up with a big one! I had several wonky hourglass blocks ready for a crumb quilt, I guess.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am also making purple strings for Bonnie's mystery. The quilts are going to look great!

Debra Robinson said...

They look lovely, Vic. I too, have that tiny square ruler, comes in handy doesn't it! Happy sewing......Debra in Ma.

Kathleen said...

I love your colors. I haven't cut any of mine yet. I'm going to use the purple and gold plaid material. Oh, I finally have all the ingredients for the spray starch, thanks again for the recipe.

Candace said...

Stunning blocks, I love the red mixed in with the purple.

Ellen said...

Great looking blocks! I think I need that ruler - maybe Santa will bring it to me?

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