Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Veterans Day Rail Fence Step Two

The next step is to make strip sets of all of your strips. Each strip set needs to contain (2) 1 1/2 inch strips, and (3) 2 1/2 inch strips. I went ahead and layed each set out, just to make sure I had them all. In the scrappy version, I wanted to make sure I didn't get stuck with all 5 strips being the same color.

Then I layed them over my stack of *keep warm* quilts, because I could, and because it is my house and I am staking my place in it *giggle*

The next step was to sit down and sew - Sew the sets together using 1/4 inch seams. Each strip set should measure 8 1/2 inches wide. If they don't - check your seam allowances, your ironing, or eat more chocolate. Chocolate is the cure all.

Iron the sets. I ironed them to all one side.

Prize for today.... a $10 Starbucks Card
Why? Because they have Peppermint Hot Chocolate there - and the Chocolate will make you want to sew all day.... right????  Or maybe you might like it for the coffee - go figure....

How to get the gift card:
Leave a comment on the blog ( and DON"T FORGET to leave a way to contact you)
tell me how you are doing on sewing this? How far have you gotten - or have you even started yet? Or you can tell me your favorite chocolate..... cuz you know I am all about the chocolate right?

I will choose a winner Wednesday morning and email you ... so again - LEAVE A WAY to CONTACT you  (grin)



lynne said...

wow...bummer that there are no comments as of yet! i LOVE starbucks signature hot chocolate...such a nice rich chocolate flavor. my favorite is the salted caramel s.h.c. YUM!!!

i just stumbled upon your quilt along from stashbusters (i think LOL) during my morning e-mail reads....i was gonna go back to bed....but, NOW, i am going to go in the sewing room and pull some fabrics and start cutting strips and get some strip sets sewn to catch up with you...so, you can contact me, the confident winner (LOL) at crowleylynne@yahoo.com hehehehehehe! what a nice way to spend my morning--thanks!

Quilting_Chris said...

I am so excited to quilt along. I have lot's of projects, but they will be put on hold for this one. I am off to find the instructions for cutting with the GO!, so I get caught up.

LouAnne said...

Wow, you have me inspired and I'm surely not at a loss for fabric! I'm gonna scroll back to Sunday now to see the requirements.

By the way, at Starbucks it's all about the coffee for me, but don't try that new Via (instant stuff) as it is nasty with a capital N!

LouAnne said...

oops! forgot my email - it's:

Judy Vollan said...

I just got back from the quilt festival in Houston, a poor but happy quilter. I have some catching up to do for the QOV sew along, but count me in! I can be reached at Quilttiger@comcast.net.

Judy V.

marilyn said...

Can you believe I've never been to a Starbucks? I'm going off to the sewing room right now to start sewing! Not sure how far I will get, but I'm at least going to try to get one strip set done tonight. I have Thursday and Friday off from school so hope to be caught up with everyone by then.

JustPam said...

I just read your post on stashbusters. I am in the middle of 4 quilts, but would love to add another to the list. nalaxu@comcast.net

Susan said...

Starbucks? straight house brew - I do love chocolate, but not to drink!

Haven't started the mystery yet - but maybe this weekend - I have plenty of fabric to play with!

I admire your big heart and enthusiasm - thanks for sharing both with us! s_soape@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog so will communicate this way. I have just gotten here from WA to AZ for the winter. I plan on starting tomorrow. I love starbucks!
Thanks for sharing all this with us.

Marie said...

I need to ask a question. When you sew your strip sets, the strips don't need to be in any order, do they? It looks from the picture that the strips are put together randomly, meaning by widths. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love strip piecing. I am working on a children's quilt right now. I do not have yardage of fabrics as I have left over binding to piece together.
Sandy K

marilyn said...

I sewed my strip sets together last night. I kept my sets in order, with the 1 1/2 inch strips inbetween the 2 1/2 inch strips. Mine only came out 8 inches wide. I am a terrible presser and haven't figured out the 1/4 inch exactly I see. Lots of chocolate was consumed during the sewing of the strips :)

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, I will be sewing and working on mine Thursday all day so haven't started. I am also waffling between this strippy rail and the NSTSP#2 that I have ALWAYS wanted to do......decisions, decisions.....

Take care and see you later!


Anonymous said...

Oh - I also know I am too late for the drawing so don't worry about that! I just wanted to tell you what I was up to.


Anonymous said...

Hi -

I've got some RWB strips ready to go! I'll be at work during the day - but I WILL get started on a Vet Strip quilt when I get home! Hubby will have to get takeout! I'm goin' quiltin'!

LindaG in MA