I am now 1/2 finished with string quilt concept I started a long time ago.
I am learning many things:
Back in May, I thought it would be a clever idea to use up junk mail as a foundation piecing up-cycle.
I discovered then that you have to be careful to not let the iron touch the ink.
I discovered this morning that even though it LOOKS standard 8.5" x 11", it is not always. I ended up with several yellow blocks 1/2" too small.
I also forgot initially that I had to make left and right versions, unlike a square block. I did take the time to lay out the pattern on the floor and used a marker to identify both direction and color.
I discovered after I sewed it together, that I would like it better with a narrower white strip.
My original plan had been a rainbow, but realize I don't have much orange fabric and I didn't like the red by the pink. The other 3 rows will feature purple and pink with the full blue zig zag running down the middle and another partial blue on the outside.
I learned many things I had forgotten about paper foundation piecing. I will save you the details. Short version is that I shall remove the paper before stitching the other 3 rows together rather than after it's combined.