I believe I mentioned I was making string blocks, and have been merrily sewing along with the classic pop tunes! Very freeing I must say. Though I am having some difficulties - how you might ask can anyone have difficulties while piecing string block? WELL, if your me, that isn't difficult at all, especially when you think your done a block and go to iron it, then you notice you have three pieces of fabric sewn to the back as well, you can see my point! It pays to pay attention to what your doing every so often! I have heard of scrap reduction, but sewing on the front as well as the back does certainly help with scrap reduction! I am also having problems not being stringy! What I mean is, these are supposed to be random fabrics sewn together, I am not supposed to be controlling the colorways, or themes, but I find myself doing just that, though looking around the web I have determined there just are no hard and fast rules about what you should or should not do when stringing! Also, I see I have not just sewn scraps, but some crazy styled blocks too.
Bonnie Hunters' Quiltville, and one of her many articles is where she and Marsha R have colaborated on String quilting Primer ! I have always been facinated by Bonnie's way of thinking and wish my mind ran to 1/100th of her fantastic ideas for ways to use fabric and putting it all together using SCRAPS!
Anyhow the primer doesn't really set out any hard or fast rules, so maybe I haven't broken any and the quilt police won't have to come and chastise me for these blocks I am putting together. I just have to get my mind out of matching colors that compliment one another....
Here are my blocks so far
I am thinking of sashing them just so that I won't have to make a great many blocks and instead of a twin possibly I should stop at a lap size? Besides, I am thinking they might not look too bad sashed. For a person who isn't into blues, I seem to have a lot of blue in those blocks so far! How do you deal with being totally scrappy? I never considered just how much of a control freak I really am!
It is so very nice of you to stop by and visit with me today and I leave you with this thought!
In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends. ~Author Unknown