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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stratas sewn.........

I took all four sewn stratas after I had pressed them and laid them out to simulate the effect I will get on this quilt.
The next step was to sew the last seam that makes the strata into a tube.  I trim the selvages off to have a straight edge at the left.




Next I cut as many slices as I can get out of the strata.  I usually have to do another straightening cut when I am about half way across the strata.  The next step will be to unpick one seam in each of the tube slices.  I do this at the design wall where I can easily determine which seam to unpick.  
The pink cactus bloom is almost all open.  It seems to be a darker pink than last year.






This colorful tree is in my backyard neighbor's front yard.  I used the zoom feature to shoot between the branches of my Redbud tree.







 

11 comments:

B Hunter said...

I may just have to put the Trip Around the World on my to do list!!! Much easier than Bargello!!!

Lostinspace said...

Really enjoying watching you do this one now that I understand what you are up to!

Gene Black said...

I have done one "Trip Around the World" and I did it with this strata method. It works great.

Gwen said...

The four sewn strata are gorgeous!
I especially love the lights and pinks you chose. I am looking forward to seeing this quilt emerge.
Thanks for sharing.

patty a. said...

The movement of color thru those strips in the first picture is wonderful!

Hedy Hahn said...

I am very excited to see what this quilt is going to look like. You have such a good eye for putting fabrics together.

Elaine said...

I have never done a Bargello or A Trip Around the World-it is fascinating watching the process.

JJM said...

I can see how you work your magic with your photo's today... The colors of autumn are so beautiful. My favorite season.

JJM

Sheila said...

This is going to be beautiful : )

Belinda said...

Lovely strata in the making!

Pink cactus and orange trees……..sigh….


What kind of camera do you use? It's time I had a new one.

Charlotta said...

Oh wow, it's going to be gorgeous! And I see now it's quite different from the way I made mine. Seeing how you are doing yours, and your amazing fabric choices which are so different from the very traditional ones I've almost exclusively seen otherwise, really inspires me to make another one myself.
It'll take me a long time to figure out the fabric choices, and I'm pretty sure I won't do the strip ands circles like you do - like the Bargello quilts, but much more likely do it by hand or some other slow piece by piece method 😊.
Thanks once again for your continuing inspiration. It was a good day when I discovered your blog!