I thought it might be good to talk about these today since I've had a fair
amount of emails and questions on these blocks recently.
I took this project along because it was so easy to take. I keep my strips in a basket, and so all I had to do was empty them into a container to take to the retreat. I did separate them by color to make it easier to sew.
I also packed along 12 foundation squares for my blocks. I am using muslin for this quilt, but I think a light, non-fusible interfacing would be the best choice. I just don't want to use paper and have to tear off all of the middles between the seams.
(You can read about my string block method in this post). The blocks I'm sharing today start out at 6 1/2" and then are trimmed to 6" before being sewn together.
I'm sewing my string blocks into groups of four, and I'm about ready to start sewing those groups together, too. I have four completed "big blocks" from the past couple of years, and last week I was able to make 12 more small blocks!
This was really a great project to work on in the hotel room. Since I had so many strings with me and the foundation squares ready to go, I was able to chain piece every step of the way. I think I could have finished at least double this if I'd taken more scraps.
I actually thought about buying some fabric at the retreat so I could keep working on this but convinced myself there were plenty of strip pieces at home!
I hope your scrappy sewing is going well! Feel free to comment with any ideas or tips you might have!
PS Craftsy has a sale with 50% off on their most wish-listed classes right now...maybe one you want to take is on sale...Thanks so much for stopping by!