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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 ....
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.
Thank you, Jo, I appreciate your kind comment very much.
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.
I like it Judy!
you can do so many things and designs with string blocks.
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.
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.
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.
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Good grief! That kit is going to be a doozy! Certain to keep you entertained and out of trouble.
Certain to keep you entertained and out of trouble.
This one is small (only 40" square) and I can limit the palette unlike the biggies I made long ago.
Maybe you should have your dear hubby pad that corner so you won't hurt yourself. I've never done anything that ambitious--guess I'm more the quick and easy kind of gal. Pretty sure I have adult ADD. If it's going to take too long, I give up easily. I stand in awe of your patience to work on something like that.