In the last post I told you how I liked to cut all my pieces out BEFORE I sew. At least the block portions. And then I have this friend. Henrietta. She is my best friend. But, she is NOT like me. Henrietta will come and stay with me and we will tackle many projects. Move my sewing room. Paint houses. Go on road trips. Great fun!! But then there is Henrietta and her method. She first figures out the math for the quilt, doesn't HAVE a pattern, if you are lucky you might have a picture. And she likes quilts that are "challenging". Lots of itty bitty pieces, weird size pieces, curved piecing, interlocking colors. Below is a quilt she called "Chains of Lurv". (I actually think it was called "chains of love") It was an "anything goes" type of scrap quilt. She had me cutting the pieces. (Evil smile here!) There are pieces of some of the most butt ugly fabric you can imagine in it. Dog bones. Paw prints. Leftover samples from fabric manufacturers. There is a piece with some wildly colored GUITARS on it! Pigs! Look at the picture, can you see any of them?? And this isn't a small quilt, not a wall quilt, a bed size quilt. Now me, the odd size pieces, the start and stop method of piecing, (Henrietta will take just enough pieces to make a block or two, stick them on the design wall and then do it all over) drives me insane. I can hardly stand to watch! But see how lovely it's turned out?? So Sue--here are two different methods. The OCD method and Henrietta's "fly by the seat of your pants" method!