Hi everyone! I'd like to thank all of you who have been leaving comments or are sending emails about the process of the Frenzy quilt! Today, I thought I'd address a couple of the questions!
Easy one first - what am I going to use for the back? I've been thinking about that one. Honestly, I have so much yardage of some of the scraps I used, that it will probably be chunks of what's on the front. Pieced. Same goes for the binding. Unless I change my mind. :)
The other question I want to try to address is why I cut up my phone book and am sewing on it. Oh, that's easy, too. Nancy told me to! LOL. Just kidding. Sort of.
I cut my pages 6.5 x 6.5" - the size I wanted my unfinished blocks. Those papers now serve as a temporary foundation, so things don't get "wonky" or pulled out of shape. It's basic paper foundation piecing; you can find more info here if you're interested! Here's a shot of a typical "inner ladder" on one of my blocks:
See how I don't have to be too careful about trimming? It's very freeing. :) Just so you cover all pieces by a quarter inch with the next "rail" -- like so:
Since I was adding a dark strip in the block above, I didn't bother trimming the excess. If it was a real light piece, I would. There was a time when I'd trim them regardless... but that would be un-Frenzy like behavior.
So just line a bunch of those babies up and GO!
Your outer "rails" don't have to be exact, either. After all my rails were sewn on, and the blocks were given a nice pressing, I just went at the blocks with my 6.5 by ... whatever-inch ruler.
Over the weekend, I'll show you what I've got so far!
Thanks for the comments! Thanks for the emails! And thank you for reading!