I had a 26" length of "string" fabric that I made a while back and woke up thinking about cutting it up and making blocks . . . so I did.
It turns out that 26" is exactly what I needed to make the four units that make one of Gwen Marston's Liberated Wedding Ring Blocks. As I pressed the fabric, I started to second guess my plan to use a red paisley background because there were more red fabrics in my strings than I remembered. But, after I pulled some alternative ideas out of my stash and auditioned them, I still liked the red best, even if some of my blocks may be a bit muddled as a result.
I had enough strings to cut fabric for 14 blocks. After I've made them, I'll decide if the quilt needs to be bigger–I had originally been thinking of a big red bed quilt (for me!) but I also thought I had more of the string fabric. Here are the first six blocks.
They'll be set with alternate plain (red paisley) blocks.
This was also on my design "wall" today. It's bound (and even labeled–a promise I made to myself this year was to label every quilt–but I may add just a bit more quilting inside the letters.
Because my design "wall" is actually a curtain, the banner is waving a little. It is, in fact, quite square and flat. I'll have to try to get a better photo tomorrow.
Are you a design wall voyeur? Check out the links at the bottom of Judy's Design Wall Monday post for today for more completed projects and works in progress.