On the String Challenge front….
For those of you who have been following along with me, you know that I’ve challenged myself to finish all of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s new book String Fling before her new string book comes out. As of now I have three quilts left to make….
Being that I finished Charlotte’s Baskets I thought I might as well get going on Pineapple Crazy. It’s my closest quilt to a finish.
I have the center finished.
All I need is the outer blocks…there are 60 of those.
Here’s where I am at with them. There are
21 completely finished and de-papered
16 need de-papering
15 with the center done
7 with centers started
That totaled is 59.
Being I need 60 I needed to print one more paper.
When I started this project long ago I made these master copies. I need the top part for Pineapple Crazy. I hate wasting paper so on the bottom I put Wild and Goosey blocks. I didn’t know if I would make that quilt at the time I was printing these but I thought just in case I do, I’d have these printed and wouldn’t have wasted paper.
After all of this work of making a larger paper pieced quilt, would I really make another…..Hmmm.
I print all of these on cheap tracing paper from a dollar store. It has been a life saver in working this project. I HIGHLY recommend printing on tracing paper. The first blocks I did without it. After that I switched to tracing paper and I will NEVER paper piece without tracing paper. It’s so nice to work with.
I got my LAST block printed. THE END IS IN SIGHT!!! I almost can’t believe it….it’s been a long process.
I am going to be so happy to have completed this long term project. Seriously…I never dreamed I could do this. So will I go and do Wild and Goosey? It’s a paper pieced project too. I’ve been thinking a lot about whether I want to start another….I have a lot of the papers already printed…but I’m sure I could pass them along to one of you blog readers. They wouldn’t go to waste. So here’s what I decided…..Print more papers!! Why not start Wild and Goosey when I’m done with this? I think the blocks will be much easier to piece. I’m not racing to need to finish it.
As long as I had the tracing paper out, I printed a few more papers…I’m not starting it until I have a few other things finished but it’s definitely on my some day in the near future list.
You’ll find me back here next week. My hope is that I am done sewing the blocks. Fingers crossed.