Sunday, February 12, 2012
Hearts strings, stringing you along, string of bad luck, string of good luck, tie a string around your finger, string quartet, string of music, quitar string, yo-yo string ....... Oh, I could go on. When you look at a piece of thread do you see it as a string? When you look at a bit of fabric, do you notice how the threads (strings) are woven to make the whole? When you use that thread and that bit of fabric, do you see how the strings become stronger?
Yes, that endless bounty of strings in that tote! Seems to be no end in sight, but hey look! How is it that a dangling string of fabric will always attract a kitty just as much as a bit of yarn? It was hard enough to sort out what I wanted without the Queen trying to 're-claim' it as hers.
These are my blocks for the Scrap Attack Strings QAL and I decided to go with a rectangle block rather than a square. I love Char's at Clothe Stitched and Pattie's at PattilousQuilts rectangular string quilts and had to give them a go. My center string is a 'mushroom' colour - I use so much white, I thought it would be nice to play with another kind of string - these are 6.5" x 8.5". Yes, Moe had to help too.
OK - had to make some 6" string blocks. There are just so many in that tote to play with. I am just so amazed at how different these look compared to the other blocks. They are fun, and a great way to use up those strings.
These are so cool. The pattern is from Marcia's Quilter's Cache and those strings are 1/2" - so I am using right to the smallest up. I think I will use a skinny black sashing so I don't have to play with all those setting seams.
And of course there were lots of triangles created, found, and given to me (clippings from the 1600 Jelly Roll Race), so they were done up into HSTs which I love to play with. I had a LOT of small ones to say the least. Those will finish at 1" and I didn't count them - just chained them up into groups of ten.
I will be linking up with Scrap Attack Strings Quilt Along and Judy's Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
And I did have a finish. This baby quilt was made from scrap strings given me - yes, wider strings, but they made for a sweet crib quilt. I hand quilted this up in one night - yes, when I don't sleep. The backing was in my other scrap tote - a lovely piece of Hoffman 2007 International Challenge fabric. Pink, peach, raspberry, and cream string/scrap goodness someone was going to toss out - now a cuddly quilt.
"Words form the thread on which we string our experiences."