Short, bright and skinny? No, I'm not describing myself except for maybe the bright part. I'm talking about the strings I used up in this quilt top.
It's 45 x 54. I used some 5 inch b/w centers I've had laying around here from a swap long, long ago.
Since this is wider than a width of fabric I'm thinking I will make one big happy block for the back and use some of my long strings around a big center. We'll see.
My plain Jane Janome is in the shop for repair. I heard a clunk and that was it. No more sewing for me. And I was about 3/4 finished with free motion quilting my Fireworks quilt. My husband helped me get my crazy Ken Kenmore out of the attic and I decided to give it a try while Jane is in the shop. I haven't sewn on it since I made my daughter's wedding dress about 15 years ago and got frustrated with him and banished him to the attic. I'm spoiled by Jane's 1/4 foot which doesn't fit on Ken so decided I would just sew on Wonky today where it doesn't make any difference if seams aren't perfect. I finished up 8 blocks and then assembled the top. And I'm kind of liking Ken again. I might have to find space for him in the sewing room. Right now he's hanging out in the spare bedroom.
This kind of quilt is a lot of fun. It's a perfect pick-me-up for a cold, rainy winter day. Where else would Santa meet Spiderman?
And, oh JOY...the spiders are after the chocolate while the monkeys and puppies look on and the reindeer hang upside down.
When this gets finished it will either be a donation quilt or a car quilt.
For Christmas I'm making several "car quilts" to include with other items in some emergency/survival boxes for the car. Other items to include in the boxes might be hand warmers, flashlight, small shovel, extra gloves, whistle, jumper cables, salt/sand, multi-purpose tool...there's lots of websites out there with suggestions.