On my first attempt I cut the strips in the usual one inch width and them sewed them together in the usual skinny wiggly piecing method. I thought they were too skinny and I would have to make sooo many to get the desired height of about 40 inches. This one unit only measures about 9 inches high by 11 inches wide. Do the math.
So I decided to cut the strips 2 inches wide and sew them together. This is two units and measures about 40 inches by 11 inches wide. I know it's probably hard to visualize what I want to do so stay tuned and check back later. I'm trying to give the impression of undulating. Am I undulating?
My FANE group that meets monthly was given another fun challenge by our mentor, Jane Davila. We were given plain wooden blocks that are 1 5/8" on each side. I took one block home and totally ignored it. At our last meeting members brought in their treasures, and treasures they were. It was hard to imagine all the things that were done with the blocks and I felt so lame for not having done one. I tried to think of something that no one else had done and then I remembered these antique watch faces that I purchased for a small art quilt a couple of years ago and a cute stencil I had in my stash and decided to go with a "time" theme. I went through a couple of day's newspapers and found a few quotes to cut out.
I painted the block with silver paint. It doesn't look this rough in person, but perhaps I should have sanded it to make it smoother. It look very grungy here. Not so grungy in real life.