Friday, June 04, 2010


Pass the strings, please...
Been sewing string blocks for a while now- Just 10 or 20 at a time, when the spirit moves me and the strip bin seems to have a goood variety in it. My Mama even pitched in and sewed several for me. That makes it extra special. I need about 20 more, 7" blocks to complete this queen sized quilt. We're going to have a movie night real soon and let the kids rip the phone book pages off the backs- for some reason, they find this quite a thrill and they like to race and see who gets the most done. Shall I complain? I think not. One of the side effects of making these is more crumbs in the crumb basket- which was getting pitifully low. Now I can make more crumb blocks as I want to make a queen sized quilt with only crumbs- that'll be a heavy one for sure. But I like the scrappy look from edge to edge without muddle-ing it up with sashing and borders and such. Hope everyone is having a great week. It's off to the thrift store for me and then Wally world. oh joy.

3 comments:

Sarah N. said...

like it!! I have a whole box of things too small for me to mess with - but I know you would make them into something beautiful!

Love you and miss you!

julieQ said...

Just beautiful blocks!! I also need to make those trips to Wally world and the dreaded grocery store...

Peni said...

I had to look really hard to find Teelside blocks...of course they have more purple, and of course they blend in - you do a very good job of sharing your fabrics with me, after all.