Saturday, June 2, 2012
I'm even a little early this time!
I love the look of string quilts, but I've only made a couple of string blocks before today - once for a swap and once to contribute to Val's Heroes quilt. The above blocks were the ones contributed to the Heroes quilt last November.
Then I dug through the scrap basket and pulled out all the strips left over from other projects. There were a passel of them.
I made 48 string blocks and didn't have to cut a single strip of fabric, although I trimmed a few. About half way through I decided that the blocks looked better with narrower strips. The jelly roll strips were a bit too wide for this project.
When the blocks were done and pressed, I trimmed them just outside the paper foundation. This is the bag of scraps from trimming. Pretty, no? And pretty huge.
You would think that with all this activity, I would have made a real dent in the scrap basket, wouldn't you? Well, not so much. It barely looks different than before I started this morning. Maybe a bit tidier, but not a lot of additional room in there. I obviously need another scrapbuster project very soon.