Summer Romance, 2009-2010
Making Summer Romance was a big departure for me because it required sewing with abandon. It was string pieced on paper foundations, using stash fabrics cut in random widths, from 1.25 to 2.5 inches wide. There was nothing to measure, no fiddly little pieces to match up in each block, no concerns about nipping off points. Just make the blocks, use a ruler to trim them to size, then sew together.
Here's a little of the process. I put a strip of solid white down the diagonal center of each bloc for some uniformity.
More strips added to one side of the center strip. Use the longest strips first and save small pieces for the corners.
Strips added to both sides of the center.
Trimmed to size with square ruler and rotary cutter.
Four blocks together
The finished top
Quilted, bound, and on the bed!
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