Thursday, May 30, 2013

string {scrap}tacular

Okay, so this one is a little less scrappy...  It's a three-tone grayscale tartan (not unlike the sketch that started it all):

Fortunately the wind stopped for a split second, so I was able to get a semi-decent full shot ;)

The final quilt will measure ~42" (x = 1.5" for those of you who've seen the pattern).  Sadly I wasn't able to make much progress on my selvage 16 patch this month, though I did manage to finish cutting all my strips last night:

These might be teeny 6.5" finished blocks, but it looks like I'll have plenty of strings to keep the first fifteen blocks company ;)

The only question is whether I should continue with the super-scrappy, pseudo-unplanned match-ups, or if I should switch to pairing like-colors together (e.g. the two on the left in the bottom row above) to preserve the option of doing a final layout where the colors shift from one side of the quilt to the other (like this).  Thoughts?!

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out all the other string festival entries here.  And in case you didn't know, my plaid pattern* is on the {house} (i.e. fo' free!) through tomorrow.

* Note:  I did find a mistake (AH! SORRY!) and will be posting an updated version by the weekend, but if you download it via craftsy beforehand you should get a notice when the corrected pattern is available ;)


  1. I really like the gradation from one side to the other. But....I also like the really scrappy look. I have to choose? OK, gradation!

  2. The final decision will be always up to you. I don't find anything attractive on super scrapy no plan quilts. The gradation looks better than total whatever.

  3. Thanks for sharing your plaid pattern for free!

  4. Love your grey scale plaid!
    And i'm liking the option to be able to colour shift your selvages :)

  5. Love the gray, have not a clue what to do with the other one. I'd have to go with scrappy unless you have a vision in your head. I really like visions....they transform into quilts!


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