Saturday, June 11, 2011

Colored string blocks

After making 200+ neutral string blocks I attacked the colored string bag.
These are much more fun even though the strings are more narrow. Some blocks have 17 strips!
Thanks to Our Bonnie Hunter for teaching us this technique!

 I rescued these strings from being given away. Actually it was an accidental rescue. I forgot to take them to the quilt guild's final meeting. I have been gifting these to an Ohio member who gives them to someone in her other quilt guild.
 It was a true walk down memory lane playing with these fabrics again. Check out way in the background...my MaggieMae sleeping so soundly she did not even hear the camera.
I swear the strings multiply every time I did into the bag. I am saving the "crumbs" from the string blocks piecing. I cannot bear to throw anything away. I can give them away but not toss them away!

7 comments:

AnneP said...

I would love to receive a copy of Bonnie Hunter's book. I love making string quilts - or anything scrappy.

Janet O. said...

I agree that colored string blocks are more interesting to make. I have a stack of them somewhere that I started a few years ago. Your photos make me want to find them and make more--but alas, no time today. My DH just told me of a new QS opening in town today (how did he know and I didn't?), so I am on my way!!

Cathy said...

I love your string blocks. I had fun making them for Bonnie's RRCB quilt. Hugs.

Wonky Girl said...

You go Girl- Your string blocks are great. I used BH's tut with paper foundation. I do press with warm (no steam) iron, maybe an old habit. My blocks are into a top, need a border then ready to quilt.

Ann Marie said...

I am glad that there is someone out there that loves making these blocks, I am still working on my 60 blocks for the RRCB, I absolutely do not like making these blocks. I have 16 more to go, the longest strips are already on, so I will finish them hopefully by Monday evening......I can't even imagine making more than 200 of these......

Jan said...

I can't throw any string or scrap away either - if there is enough for even a sliver to show, it stays in the scrapbag.
They are really addicting to make, right?!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm the same way...I'd rather give away and not to the trash bin! We pay good money for every last bit.