Fun Friday, Part I

Last week I reinstituted Fun Friday for the first time this year.  Fun Friday is the day I do anything I want rather than what I “should” be doing.  Sometimes Fun Friday extends to the next Friday, as it did this week.  After finishing my red strip-pieced tote bag, I still had some red scraps left so I started piecing bits and pieces together.  Then on my way to the shower, I thought that cutting the pieced strips in half lengthwise would be fun so I ripped the long strips apart and cut some of them into 3/4-inch strips.  Also pictured is one of my starters/enders (also called spiders), which gave me a working title of Black Widow.

Scrappy Strings

Scrappy Strings

I cut a piece of grey fabric at 60-degree angles at 3-, 5-, 8-, 13- and 21-inch intervals (a Fibonacci sequence).


Next, I turned the piece and cut angles in the other direction (again, 60-degree angle and Fibonacci sequence).

I started lining up the pieces, which was not particularly easy, so I ripped out the first two strips and decided to stagger the lines.



This piece is sewn together–I’ll have a photo next Friday when I start quilting.  Right now I’m thinking about a huge spider web.  Stay tuned for Part II.



Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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