Monday, September 2, 2019

String Blocks

first two test blocks
While I was working on my crumb strips I was watching/listening to some older Bonnie Hunter Quilt Cam videos on YouTube. There was one in particular that really caught my eye (2/11/18) because she was working on some string blocks that were two-toned - they had light fabrics on one half and darker on the other and I was smitten.

I don't know exactly what size Bonnie was making hers - I am certain I could make a pretty good guess though - but I decided that I would make mine on 5.5" foundation papers. I don't have a quilt planned for them or even the slightest idea for a design but I think they will make a great quilt in some incarnation. :)

Just like my crumb bins I have overflowing string bins and I am happy to find a way to use some of them up. Really, I don't just want to use them up - I want to make lots of beautiful quilts with them. :) I  have only made a couple test blocks so far and there are still plenty more to make before there are enough to make a quilt.

Now that I am back in my sewing room I just want to play a bit without thinking about all of my UFOs. :) They will still be there when I am ready and inspired to pick one back up and get back into it.

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Way to go Ellen! Getting back to what you love! Your crumb quilts are always beautiful

Love sis

KaHolly said...

I love to just play! Some days, that’s all I want to do, so, that’s what I do! Have fun!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I agree string blocks are so much fun and make the most interesting quilts!