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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 285223 views.

I love your string quilt Judy. That is a ton of work. I also made a few string blocks lately for the mystery a lot of us are doing and there is a topic here on delphi about it. They did not dent my 3 big scrap bins but I love how they look. Your finished quilt will be really beautiful!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jun-24

I love the look of your strings.  I like that setting also.  There are so many ways to arrange those blocks to make an interesting quilt.  I like to be able to use my scraps.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Jun-24

Oh I love your string blocks/quilt. It's so bright and colorful.

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-24

I find these blocks a form of "therapy" because I don't really have to think very hard while working on them and they take my mind away from troubles ....

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-24

Scrap reduction is the name of the game.  I am trying to keep an "I Spy" idea going as well, using at least one cute novelty fabric in each block.  DD gave me quite a few of her juvenile leftovers from when she made baby quilts for friends. Plus I had a lot of kitty-cat scraps left from the quilt I made for DH when his beloved Misty the Kitty died recently. These fabrics have livened up the game of strip-diving when I grope around in the baskets of bright colors.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-24

Thank you, Jo, I appreciate your kind comment very much.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Jun-24

Today is Bonnie Hunter Workshop clean up day for me. (6-24) oh and the workshop was in Jun 2017.  I moved it to a door hanger so I would get motivated.  Worse I already HAD all the border blocks finished.  I need to organize myself in a better way apparently.  It's my project until I get it to the LA gal

The Free pattern is on Bonnie's blog, and called My Blue Heaven.


bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jun-24

I like it Judy!

you can do so many things and designs with string blocks.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-25

Oh, Judy, that is going to be so stunning!  Beautiful contrast between the darks and lights.  How big is each block?  Looks like you used some pretty skinny strings--that's a lot of work.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-25

The blocks are pieced on 10" squares of flimsy foundation paper that I bought years ago from Missouri Star Quilt Company. (Advice to forum members; don't bother looking for those large tissue squares because MSQC doesn't sell them anymore.)

I used my AccuQuilt GO contraption to cut 1.5 inch strings from my little bins of leftover novelty fabrics and from my hoard of neutrals. This kind of sewing is what I call no-brainer sewing with an occasional thought as I recall a fun moment with a certain novelty fabric.  relaxed

When you visited my house (almost five years ago) you commented about the intricate quilts I had hanging on our walls. I might be working on another one pretty soon because I found a Karen K. Stone foundation piecing kit for sale on eBay yesterday and snatched it up. (That was a dumb luck find because she stopped selling her kits of papers years ago!)  It's a 40" square quilt  called "Vicious Circles" and is a variation on Double Wedding Ring.

Double Wedding Ring Foundation Papers Vicious Circles Quilt Karen Stone Variable

Double Wedding Ring Foundation Papers Vicious Circles Quilt Karen Stone Variable

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