I managed to get the strips cut, but then had to put this on hold while I finished part 3. Now I am able to get back to this, so let's start running strips.
A quick press and I am ready to cut into my halves. Somehow in my strange little mind, I think I have enough strips cut and sewn.
This first batch nets me 100 4 patch sets. Yep, only 1/3 of what I need. Back to cutting strips. Will I have enough this time? Who knows.
Well I have to cut an additional 5 green, but I finally hit the magic number. Whew. We are cut.
Let the strings begin!
Annie is very busy working away at these. I have strings hanging above my head in several places and the colors are so much brighter and cheerier than these pictures show. I have no idea what I did to my camera. Ugh. Let the next stage begin. I have over 300 of these little buggers to press and trim. Help!
Mister shows up in the studio! Yes! I put him to work sliver trimming as I press. He is a great help, but informs me again that he will never be a quilter. The repetitive nature of doing 300 of anything is more than he wants to call fun. He just doesn't understand.
We are finished. Woohoo. I am officially caught up. I have 8 hours to spare before the next clue is released. I just barely got this linked to Bonnie before it was no longer available. You can link back to her here.
Piece count so far: Step 1: 1,140 required (although I made extra blocks)
Step 2: 1,464 required (again, I made extra blocks)
Step 3: 976 required (yep, you know it -- extra of both units)
Step 4: 1,200 required (")
Total: 4,780 at this point.
300 bright and cheery 4 patches. I'm betting we use blue next -- how about anyone else? I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas -- I spent most of Christmas night working on these and finished tonight. On to New Years and 3 wonderful classes with Bonnie in Plano. So excited.