December 30, 2011

Lone Star Strip Sets

First 3 Strip Sets
Since I flew through the crayon quilt and didn't show very much of my process, I thought I'd try to keep you better up to date with my Lone Star Quilt. Today I sorted all of the fabric strips into strip sets which will later be cut apart and re-sewn to create trapezoids. After sorting, I carefully started sewing. If I've read it once I've read it 100 times that strip patterns require accuracy so I managed to sew together three strip sets today of the eight that I will need. I ironed the first set seams up, second set down, and the third set was up again. Hopefully this will help my seams to lock together in future steps.  
Ready to Sew Strip Sets
There did seem to be a problem with the number of strips required. The pattern I'm checking for you said 16 of the brown and teal swirl but I've double and triple checked them since stacking the strip sets and it looks like it should have said 8 strips of that fabric, but that's okay, it will just mean a bit of extra fun when I go to play with for the borders.
What did you do today? Anything interesting? I know some of you are holding off starting anything new this close to the end of the year and I understand where you're coming from. But gee whiz don't you have fabric waiting? :-D  
Sew Happy!


stitchinpenny said...

I really can't figure out how this is going to work - please direct me to the tutorial.

Vicki said...

This is going to be interesting to watch the progress of how these strips get converted into a Lone Star.

Heather Landry said...

I think it's coming together beautifully. Like Vicky, I can't wait to see your progress!