String Thing 2 is now at the flimsy stage. Yay!
I think I jumped the gun a little when I took the picture. I forgot that all the row labels were still pinned to the quilt. So, please excuse. I still need to straighten the right-hand edge - I only lined up the left-hand edge when sewing the rows together. I offset each row of the black&white fabric a bit. It seemed to look better without everything all lined up. It's hard to tell in the photo, because the wind was blowing, but it really is straight! I don't know if you can see them, but I put in 3 free-pieced stars amongst the strings. I thought it needed a little relief from all the strings. This one was all done with fabrics from my stash. . . . now I need to go find a backing fabric from the stash too. That may be harder. *grin*Here is my in-process binding. I'm going slow on this, because my thumb is still twinging a bit. I only sew one 18 inch length of thread at a time. So, very slow progress. But better than none, I figure.
The deadline to send boxes to the Iraqi Bundles of Love project has now passed. Yesterday was the last day. The latest IBOL count is at 500 boxes of fabrics and sewing supplies. That's pretty awesome for a project that IBOL Guy, Major Art LaFlamme, thought it would be great to get 30 or so boxes. In about a week to 10 days, I think he'll see an absolute avalanche of boxes - awesome! I'm having fun watching all those boxes pile up over there in Iraq. I can't wait to see the distribution of said boxes.
I found this great street sign link over at Jean's blog. So, of course, I had to go make one too!
What d'ya think? Looks good to me! If you want to make your own street sign, go here. You can even have your choice of 4 different backgrounds. Fun!
I haven't gotten back in the quilt studio yet to finish the project that I hinted at in my last post. I'm hoping to get to it tomorrow . . . I'd love to take it to my quilt guild meeting on Friday. My fingers are crossed that life doesn't get in my way!