Saturday, May 22, 2010

String Blocks

I am NOT a scrap userupper.I'm just not really interested in making scrap quilts never was, never thought I would be. I usually will bring a large garbage bag full of scraps to retreat and have fun watching all the girls go thru the bag and take baggie fulls home with them. Sometimes they will assemble small projects while they are there too. Well, the last night of retreat last week I was semi challenged by my friend Deb Smith, who makes a lot of scrap quilts, to make something and bring it to retreat in 2011. So, I grabbed an old pile of muslin and cut some 7 inch foundation blocks from it and then took my scrap basket, which is pretty much empty and tonight I started to sew together some string blocks. I actually feel "good" about not wasting the fabric and in the end I'll have a pretty scrappy top that I can use or donate...

Here's a picture of my scraps and the first 4 string blocks.

7 comments:

Conni said...

The string blocks look great! I made one of my cradle quilts for retreat from string blocks!!

The Other Barb said...

I have a little pile of string blocks that I made a while ago. Just going to keep piling them up & someday make a quilt from them. It will be like a "memory quilt" since the scraps are from different projects I've sewn. I like the colors in your blocks.

Pat said...

Very pretty so far, Peggy. It's fun to make things from scraps, I have discovered.

Deb said...

You go peg! I know they will grow as the days do! Yeahh!!!

Robin said...

your blocks look great Peg!!! welcome to the "scrappy side"! LOL

Laura-IH said...

You're using scraps!?!?!?! Awesome! The blocks look great! : )

Stephanie said...

I love string projects!