black to back
This first one was planned, as much as I ever plan anything; which is to say that I squint at the fabric, maybe sort it into darks and lights, and let my inner committee riffle through the stacks of simple patterns we have collected in my head. Since I am often working with left-overs from previous projects, I do a little measuring and guesstimating, then I start snipping and tearing and sewing strips together. I do love strip piecing! Pull out the rotary cutter and cut up the strips, sew the other sides, slap the squares together, sew pairs, strips, sew the strips together, and alakazam! It's a quilt top! As per usual, I'm skipping a batt and bbacking them with some micro fleece, so 3 3/4 longs seams later, a quick flip, a little hand-stitching to close the hole, and it's a comforter.
So when I started the second one, I was totally into the zone and began sewing with virtually no rational thought involved. The super-ego was pretty much a passenger on the Amtrack of Construction. (I was also listening to "Starship Trooper" on the I-pod. My God Heinlin talks a lot of crap!) This quilt went together pretty much unconsciously and it was a rest and a holiday to make it. Random juxtaposition and using up the leftovers was the ruling force. Allow the process to proceed. Turned out not too bad, don'cha think?
Tomorrow, a report on knitting at TW's house and the glory that is aebleskivver.