Words for Grey, Part 2

I spent the best part of the week creating the “canvas” for Words for Grey, so this is going to be a short post because there’s not a lot of status, or work, to report.

(By “best part”, I mean the random time available after day job, exercise, chores, errands, meals, etc.  You know, life.  Long weekend does not necessarily equal more free time.)

Anyway, the “canvas” is five strips each of 10 different greys, 1″ wide, and sewn together on the 1/4″.  Once completed, it had a warp to it that gives off the illusion of 3-D.

GREY Canvas

I love bright colors so I wasn’t sure I’d love a grey canvas, but it seems to shimmer and who doesn’t like a good shimmer?

GREY Canvas Closeup

The shimmer shows a little better here

I like it.

I’m sure there’s some neat trick one can use when strip piecing so the finished product lays flat but I’m not sure I want to know said trick.  I like the life this has as it buckles.  Rain doesn’t fall straight and true.  Why should this?

I still need to square off the top and bottom, but I want to finish the layout first.

The cabin is made of five strips each of four brick-reds, cut 1″ wide, folded in half, wrong sides together, then stitched with a slight overlap to create “siding”.

The cabin strips warped to an even greater degree than the grey, which demanded the roof go on at a jaunty angle, turning the piece into a fun little redwood log cabin.

GREY House Closeup

See the siding? See the warp? It’s like the cabin is planning to climb the wall.

GREY House

I love the whimsy.

Once I plant a tree and it sprouts a few leaves, this quilt top will be complete.  Please come back next week and I’ll show you.

Do you want to know the tricks or do you prefer when work has quirks?

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