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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Red Update
I had been so busy working on my RRCB quilt top that I totally neglected working on the scrap challenge. So to remedy that I decided to cut some red fabric in preparation for a quilt I will be making a family member. I quickly pulled out my red fabrics and ironed the ones that needed it and I started cutting. I eventually will need rectangles that measure 3.5" x 6.5" and I got as far as cutting the strips 3.5" wide but did not get any subcut. As I was cutting the strips I set the strings aside so that I could make more of these.
I made 5 last week and I added 4 more today. These string blocks will be used in a future project that I have an idea percolating for. I am not in a big hurry to work on it other than just collecting red strings to make more blocks. I still need to collect many more red fabrics for the quilt for my nephew so as I pick them up I will cut them into strips and make more string blocks from the remnants as I go. I will have most of the preparation done for 2 quilts well in advance of actually making the quilts - I like that! Hop on over to soscrappy's and check out what everyone else has been working on this week.