Friday, November 1, 2019

String Blocks

additional 59 blocks
When I last posted about my string blocks it was early October and I had already made 64. I had also moved ahead and sewn them into pairs.

Since then I have made another 59 blocks - I am so impressed with myself.  :) I only work on these blocks when I want to sew but I don't really want to focus too hard on what I am doing. I think the only thing that can go wrong with these blocks for me is that I occasionally stitch a light corner to the dark side or vice versa. I just look at those little boo boos as seeds for another quilt. ;)

I recently realized that Lori from Humble Quilts was also working on string blocks - for the past 10 months and I didn't even clue in - and we are both using the streak of lightening layout. I really love the way she is making her blocks by consistently using the colour red as her first strip on the dark side. She was inspired by an antique quilt and both versions look amazing.

I have lots of strings in my bins so this may be another design to try and it has been duly added to my list. The strings hanging out in my bins don't do anyone any good unless they are turned into quilts!!!!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween last night. We only had 4 kids visit but I am not surprised. It was rainy and windy and not very pleasant - it was downright miserable. :(

As a matter of fact, when I got up to let the dogs out this morning I went out with them so I could walk around the house and make sure everything was okay. The winds were so ferocious during the night that I thought we would lose some shingles or some siding but it seems okay. My husband will go out later with binoculars to take a better look at the roof to see if any shingles took flight.

3 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

My are still in shoe boxes but I sure had fun making them.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

Nice string blocks. Sure to be another beauty!

Love sis

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super String-y!! Those blocks are going to make a great quilt... Someday. :o))