(1) school buses in the morning
(2) the colors blue and yellow
(3) busboys and poets
I just discovered this channel, Centric, that's probably been there a long time, but I just discovered it! Anyway, they were re-showing the mini-series Roots all day yesterday starting at 9:00 am, and I wanted to watch it all the way through. I went out for a little while but I watched almost the entire series til they ended at midnight. I actually met Alex Haley after the book but before the mini-series; I thought he was a very nice, personable man.
I cut two 1-1/2 x 6-1/2" and two 1-2/2 x 8-1/2" strips for the border.
My idea was to treat the string block as a log cabin style block.
Bordering the string block also stabilized the edges, so that was a win-win!
Except... I didn't like how it turned out.
I used 1" strips in scrappy colors and finished with a white and black outer border - nope!
I made a second block but this time I used black as the inner border...
The third time I went at it a bit differently!
I started with 1" strips for the inner border and used a range of 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" strips for the surround. Better than the other two, but no cigar!
I finished off with strips large enough to make a 16-1/2"(?) block.
Can these blocks be saved??? I was bound and determined to use 6-1/2" string blocks for something, trying to stretch my stringy wings as it were...
I won't just toss these away, I've heard it that the quilt police roam up and down the alley behind quilters' homes and search their trash!
Can this be the start of a quilt? Or are they better used as fodder for an art quilt? Thinking, thinking...
While I'm thinking, sew forth and sew on!