Bonnie Hunter has a good rule: clean the scrap bin after every quilt. I'm adding one more: make a string quilt each time you clean the scrap bin. It's a rule I'm looking forward to!
I've never made a string quilt before. I (mistakenly) assumed they were like strip quilts, but smaller strips. WRONG! It was sooo fun! I just zipped right through it and TaaaDaaah! A lovely appeared!
This is my Liberated String Kaleidoscope Quilt. I call it Liberated because, as you can see, the points don't match. In fact, I didn't even try to match them. It's very ... Liberating! You should try it sometime! You may just like it. This one is made from all my uglies, my "OMG, What was I thinking?" and my "How many yards did I buy?!?" I actually have enough of all these fabrics to make at least 5 more just like this one. Now, I'll set it aside while I think about a pieced border. I love this pattern, too.
Up next, the Ocean Waves quilt for the Liberated Amish 2010 Get Together. I've also been asked to do a tutorial on how I panel quilt, so that's in the planning stages.
As for Moene Rising, I think Moene needs to overthink his love relationship with Ket, ending the book with leaving her just as she realizes she really does love him. Those of you who have read the first book probably will understand this better than everyone else, but Moene is dangerous for Ket. He's an untrained psychic and she's a strong empath who can get caught inside his mind. What do you think? It's a good setup for book #4.
Congrats to The Saints!
Keep writing. Keep reading. Keep quilting.