Sunday, October 21, 2012

Efficiently string piecing

Efficiently string piecing is very easy if you plan ahead. Why cut up WOF strings to fit smaller blocks? I use those long strings to make larger (8 1/2") blocks and then use the shorter lengths to make the smaller (4 1/2") blocks. That way the repeat of fabric is reduced and those big blocks do get sewn, if slowly.

I am very pleased with the result of another two partial days of sewing.
I have five red 8 1/2" string blocks and fiftysix 4 1/2" red string blocks made.

I did not slice them on the diagonal as I did the brown string blocks. I do not know what I am going to use these in so they will simply go into the blocks storage bin.

You kinda need to make a bit of a mess with string piecing. That is OKAY!

Check out the right upper corner of the picture above...see the squirrels?
It is a momma and her baby. She brought him here yesterday. She stayed with him while he found all the feeding areas. That took a few hours. Then she deserted him.

He is solo today. Please excuse the dirty windows. The critters leave pawprints and whatever else daily. I am hoping that white streak is some flying bird do-do and not a scent marking from a raccoon.


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Wow you were on a roll today with your strings. Congrats. Bonnie has everyone addicted to strings. When in doubt, string it out. :D

regan said...

Love the string blocks! Great to have them done and ready for some future project! Great idea!

Janet O. said...

What dedication. I can't imagine sewing string blocks just for "fun". You are amazing!

Marj said...

Suebee hello from South Carolina.
I was watching Bonnie's quilt cam tonight and saw Emilou's bed. Bonnie said that you made it. I was wondering if you could tell me if there is a pattern for it? I have a couple of cats that need somewhere to sleep other than on my quilt machine. The bed looks so cozy and might tempt them. Thank you.

Frog Quilter said...

Glad I am not the only person that makes blocks just to make them. I have a bin full. Time to put a few together. Love the red!