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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Between the strings

Three things to be happy about:
(1) new-fallen leaves (if you're a kid!)
(2) leaf-collection days (if you're an adult!)
(3) ballots being counted

Well, election day is over, now we can get some relief from all the "he did" and "she didn't do" ads.  We didn't have an election here in the District, we don't have a governor since we're not a state.

I was fooling around with my "mid-string" blocks and I think I found a layout I like -

It will be a 6 x 7 layout to get the size I want before borders - love it!  This can be a bit tricky, I need to be sure which way the pieces will be turned before I start sewing.  Kinda pretty!

Meanwhile I've been busy sewing my strips down on the phone book pages for that piano key border, I have quite a pile of strips ready to be cut down into 2-1/2 x 6-1/2" pieces, plus little bonuses left over for 2-1/2" squares.

Here are two 9 patch test blocks I made so far with the 2-1/2" pieces...gotta pay attention to the combinations though!  For these little guys I know solids will work better than prints, but these are soooo not attractive right now.

That's it for now; today it's laundry, loctitian, and a background check for my neighbor two doors down, who works for the Dept of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Services.  I called her cell last night around 8 pm to let her know and discovered she's on assignment - in South Africa!  I think it would have been something like 2 am there - yikes!  

Have a great Wednesday ... sew forth and sew on!


  1. I areally like how your string blocks are coming out, you will have to show me how to do that soon.

  2. I like that setting. You are inspiring me to dig out an unfinished string project.....I wonder what box it's in?

  3. Linda, I love that layout! Thanks for the inspiration.


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