I finally finished all the prep work on my bag of ties. It took a long time, but I plowed on through and finished. I ironed featherweight interfacing to each tie to stabilize it, then I cut as many strips and pieces as I could. Most strips are 2" wide, but I made some narrower, and even cut some 2" squares. We quilters are thrifty, and I just couldn't let any of this beautiful silk go unused. I have stacks of center points, and even more stacks of strips.
This is just a small part of all I cut.
And, then I started making blocks. I am still trying to figure out if I should try to do the blocks and strips by color and value, or just random. I made my first blocks, trying to pick fabrics and colors that seemed to go together, and contrast, but I don't know if I succeeded, or if it was worth the effort. I made one block just randomly picking pieces, and I think I like it as well or better than the ones I tried to plan. Any input is welcome. I know this quilt will be very scrappy and random, and I am usually all about random and scrappy, but right now I am kind of wondering if it is going to work like I had it in my head.
Red center blocks
Neutral center blocks
Totally random, just picking strips from the piles.
And, totally unrelated, but so exciting, my granddaughter Micah took her first steps today, and hasn't stopped since. Once she finally took the first couple of steps, she is walking all over the place. Such a special time.
Thanks for reading, I appreciate it,