Thursday, January 21, 2021

Building Blocks :)

parts and pieces ready for assembly
I spent a good amount of time in my sewing room over the past couple days and I have made amazing progress on my string and hourglass quilt. I had a real assembly line going. 😀

I haven't really encountered any difficulties making these blocks other than the seams on the string blocks can be a bit bulky. I have found that using my wool pressing mat helps me to get them smashed down. I spritz the mat with a bit of water before I start my pressing sessions and I think it is helping.

I have 30 large four patches finished and up on my design wall and another 19 done that just won't fit on the wall. I still have a few more blocks to stitch together and then I have some thinking to do before I start sewing everything together. 

There is a border that goes around the edges of the quilt and it is made up of neutral string blocks and hourglass blocks. I think I have more than enough hourglass blocks ready to go but I haven't quite figured out the string blocks yet. 

For quite some time I have been working on making full sheets of neutral strings to have ready to go into any projects as needed but I don't know if I want to use them in this project. 😕 I will make that decision today so that I can keep moving this quilt top forward to completion.


Rebecca said...

whith your "full sheets of neutral" dose it feel almost like cheating and using "fabric" on this scrappy quilt.
Its funny how our minds work on the difference between scrap, strings, blocks of fabric and fabric cuts... (Or at least mine dose.(vbg)

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

Your blocks look great! I do love the look of the string blocks in a quilt.

Love sis