Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back to the Frenzy!

I thought I'd give you an update on the Frenzy Quilt I mentioned in my last post.  Here is a look at one block:

IMG_2483 Frenzy block

I'm using phone book pages cut to 6.5 inches as my foundations - then I just pieced in a scrappy, free-form style on those - started with a center piece of BDU fabric, added scraps of various patriotic fabrics, and trimmed them even. Very fun. Except perhaps for picking all the paper out ... but that can be sort of cathartic, in its own way.

I sewed them into "two-sies" and went through sewing the "two-sies" into "four-sies", except for the last row, which is sewn into "three-sies". I have a total of 110 blocks, so ... well ... they have to be grouped just right to fit the final layout. Does that make sense to everyone?

Here I am, sewing the "two-sies" into "four-sies":

IMG_2502 Frenzy blocks

This is like the framing stage of building a house - you can see lots of progress! I love this part!

IMG_2505 Frenzy blocks
Go, Frenzy!!!

I did lay the blocks out on the floor at one point yesterday, so I could match "four-sies" together - and put "six-ies" (that last row) together with other "six-ies". Here's a look:

IMG_2565 Frenzy Quilt in progress

Hopefully by late this afternoon, I'll have the whole top together. Did I mention I'm NOT putting borders on this baby?

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Wow! That's a lot of strips, colors, blocks...it's a frenzy! It is lovely though!

Huffle Mawson said...

I keep looking for the fabs that I sent you a while back (in payment for my Z bag) but then I realise I don't actually remember what they were.