Strips everywhere. The chaos that has to be created in order to see all the possible choices – not to mention a bunch of gag-inducing failed auditions – egad, no, not that one!
An older Bali Pops jelly roll dissected and modified – why is there always that one chartreuse green strip in the pack that doesn’t go with anything except for all the other chartreuse strips I’ve pulled from other packs? Did Hoffman order too much chartreuse batik and now we are obliged to get one in every pack? I do wonder… Oh, and take out the one bright pink and the four gold-with-purple while I’m at it. This was supposed to be a purple and green pack! Dig in the purple drawer… yikes, why is there a whole yard of that abomination? What was I thinking?? No matter… it will piece into the back nicely. Along with this questionable delight, and that one too. Yes, the back… the bit you don’t see all that often and therefore can be made INTERESTING, as in the polite euphemism for odd, weird, funky… and frugal. If I can pull the back out of the no-longer-loved stuff, I don’t have to go to the store!
And so… with a new and improved pack of 40 strips in hand let the sewing commence. A new pattern is being tested… one that makes a quickie lap quilt out of a pack of strips in a lazy afternoon. More to come once it’s finished!