If you've forgotten, this is my small contribution to the 2500 mini-quilts a friend needs for a national church conference coming up in May.
After a year of collecting scraps until I had 400 different fabrics, I have actually begun piecing my "book quilt". 250 2.5" strips sewn to as many beige "background" strips (the area above the books).
The heap on the right is chain-pieced strips waiting to be cut apart and pressed. In the center are the pressed strips, waiting to be cut to length, and in the background are a few 12.5" strips waiting to be assembled. The remainder of the "books" are next to the sewing machine. I can't wait to start assembling but I don't have a 12" quilting ruler. I know, the real quilters among you are cringing, but when I started quilting, I didn't want to invest a lot of money until I knew I would like it, so I started with a small cutting mat and a 10" square ruler. They have worked fine for the small projects I've done up to now. But cutting 12" strips with a 10" ruler is a recipe for disaster, so I ordered a longer one that will be here in a few days, then I can kick this project into high gear.
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