Sunday, June 5, 2011

String Blocks

I got all of my string blocks for my Quiltsville exchange.  I made 22 blocks.  Two blocks made a set.  I tried to just pull fabric randomly.  I just could not do it.  I had to have some color theme going.  I know some of the other participants have more random fabrics.  I guess I am not free enough to do it yet.  Hopefully I will get to that point.  I used all scraps.  I did not have to cut into any of my fat quarters.  I guess that means that I had a lot of scraps.  I still have lots left over.  These are my quilt scraps.  I have also purchased scraps from etsy that are from more modern designers. Most of my scraps were Moda, Red Rooster, Civil War or other traditional fabrics.  I have not really used my other scraps.  I am planning on using them for my Bottled Rainbow quilt-a-long which I will eventually get to.

Here are my blocks.  First time to do string blocks.  They were fun but a bit time consuming.

String Blocks

You can see that most of my fabrics are dark.  There are a few light beige, pink and green.  Hope that the fellow swappers enjoy my blocks.  

I finally uploaded the picture of my fix on the square in there block.  See picture.


There is a Square in There

I made it so I did not have to match the stripes.  That was kind of cheating but it looks so much better.

I never did put in a picture of last month's solids club from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  Pinks and Grays.

I have my string blocks all bundled up and ready to ship when I get back from my business trip on Thursday.  

I found out that the person I was making a baby quilt for is going on leave next week.  Don't think I am going to have it done on time.  I am still sewing strips together.  I kind of stopped that project to work on my string blocks.  Back to the baby quilt next weekend.

It has been a productive day.  My DH helped me pick out strings for my last four blocks.  I was getting tired of picking fabric.  He is so helpful and has good color sense.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it nice to have a husband who can appreciate the way colors go together! String blocks are time and thread consuming, but they look great!