I have finished sewing the 2 1/2" strips together for the Wash Day Stars quilt.
When I started this, I had about 19-22 different fabrics. I wondered how I could corral these into a somewhat logical arrangement for future cutting/sewing. I realized that it was very possible to have a repeat of the resulting 4 patches. To try and eliminate this possibilty, I came up with this idea.
I laid out all the different fabric strips in small piles..Then I chose one and continued to match that one type with various others until it was all used up. I then chose another, matched that one with others the same way. This prevented a possibility of duplication of sewn strips.
This is where I am now.
I now am faced with keeping in order oodles of 2 1/2" wide segments from each strip that I am cutting. I plan keep all the strips with a common fabric together in a baggie, hoping that later I can continue to keep from duplicating 4 patches by using the same method of choosing as I did before...
I usually break up this same-thing monotony by sewing in between, but am afraid I'll get confused, so I'm going by the directions in the magazine this time.
I would love to hear how ya'll keep order while doing something like this. I am early enough in this process to rethink ideas, or at least keep them for future reference....
I will be adding my photo with others in Sarah's post on Friday. Take a look at what others are doing.