Still crooked on the wall but I rotated it for fun! Orange at the center has been replaced with a minty green marble. These are not "me" colors but I think they do play together well. The wide borders will be a very soft mint green solid.
This top was not strip pieced. Each square cut and auditioned first. If I were to make another one--I would auditioned several pieces--then do mostly strip piecing in sections. When I had 3-4 rows decided in this top--I pieced the strips and pressed them. So instead of a gadzillion squares on my wall (with a gadzillion pins)--this top is diagonal strips already. Each strip has the seams pressed one way--it doesn't matter which way you press them--the strips can be flipped--mirror image of each side.
This is an EASY quilt to piece. I used the June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler
to cut the squares from my strips. I use this ruler A LOT!! The strips are 2.5" noodles. Leftover pieces will go in my 2.5" box for use in a different project.
- More TATW sewing
I think that will be my only goal. Today I want to plan some geraniums, some zinnia and marigold seed and few other things. Then I should be done for this year. Right now volunteering is keeping me busy.
Have you noticed the new header? Henrietta saw that poppies are in bloom now and changed it. Thank you Henrietta! Poppies are so bright and cheerful. Next will be the peonies--mine have lots of buds this year. I "fed" them some of that special compost around their toes and lots of water. Now I need to put the wire supports around them so when the flowers open they are not dragging on the ground.