Experiment Project DONE!


Referring to the scrap photo in the my last post, I’m calling this DONE! The “Pros” are that with the help of blog friends Gene and Left-handed Quilter, I sort of learned how to turn scraps into “cloth”. It’s interesting and pretty, and it kept me busy for a few hours of a few days. But there are also “Cons” for me. I thought scrap work would be mindless, but this did not roll along smoothly enough for me to relax with it. I found I had to plan my next moves in order to have something grow into usable cloth. At most, I can get three 6” blocks cut from this piece. That’s only one 6” block per day! Maybe it’s just me, but I much prefer using my scraps in foundation-pieced string blocks as I’ve done in the past. No thinking, no planning, totally mindless and relaxing. That will be next! 

8 comments:

  1. yes this project should have been mindless for sure-no planning just grab pieces of fabrics similiar in length and go for it--but at least you stuck with it and got it done

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  2. It looks like you turned the scraps into something useful, but if it wasn't enjoyable for you, the project was too stressful. I'd go with mindless fun from now on and see if that works better. Still, you created something useful and have used all those scraps, so that counts, too!

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  3. It sounds like you didn't enjoy this as much as other project. I would go with mindless too.

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  4. I agree with everyone else - it should be totally mindless, FUN and relaxing. If string piecing on a foundation is more FUN for you - go for it! - ;))

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  5. I guess I have just done it enough that it flows a bit better for me. I do wish we could sit together and let you watch me do it for a while, then I could watch you and make suggestions. I am sure you would get better and faster at it.

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  6. Oh yes, if you enjoy the string piecing better then certainly do that. But maybe, just maybe sew some random pieces together to make some of the strings.

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  7. I do like your fabric. And what a good learning experiment. Even if you don't like it. You know that now, right?

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