Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Fun- String Quilts and Book Winner!

Here we are mid- month. How are you coming on your string blocks for this month?
A friend gave me these several months ago and when I asked her what her plan was she said it was a Bonnie Hunter pattern on her blog. Well, I don't know if this was her plan, but I'm going to make the basketweave quilt. You can see Bonnie's HERE. 
I drew it up in Electric Quilt and made my plan.  I need 10 a month to have what I need by October, but she gave me 72 blocks and all the paper was even removed! (maybe there wasn't paper to start with) So I only need 26 blocks for this one. 
I do have a hunch I'll be stringing a third quilt at some point.

Here's my 2nd plan. 

 I started making these 1 year ago and you can see my setting plan HERE. I have removed all the paper from the 27 blocks I am making in January.  If you are using paper foundation you may want to remove them monthly as well, so it's not such a big chore at the end.

My Instagram feed for the week. We got our first and second snow, but it didn't amount to too much. Attended a beer fest as a fundraiser for Butte County CA and started planning a few backpacking trips for this summer. Loved the book, Secrets of a Charmed Life!

Such great comments! We have a winner!!

Comment 73 was Joyce LM. She has been contacted. 

Thanks for the terrific comments! So many of us save strings and strips- now lets get them made into quilts!


  1. I've started my blocks and I have to tell you, I am having a ball! Who thought strings could be so satisfying? Thanks for the nudge!

  2. Congratulations to Joyce! My string blocks are coming along too. I'm making Bonnie Hunter's String-X and coordinating the colors with RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge). This is so fun!!!

  3. When I have made string quilts like this I have sewn them to a muslin square - no paper to remove. I think I need to get out my box of muslin and cut up some squares so I can sew some strips too! There used to be a group called Heartstrings and we made blocks like yours that form and x in the middle and someone would make blocks for donation. Wonder what happened to that project?

  4. I've just finished putting borders on my version of Bonnie's Basketweave Strings. I used selvage strips, topstitching one over the other and when the strip became wide enough, I cross cut it into squares. Worked great!

  5. You've got some great string projects going, Lori. ALMOST makes me want to get my string project out of the deep UFO cupboard. :)

  6. Been so busy haven't had a chance to make any yet, but hope to remedy that this weekend.

  7. it will be fun to see all the string quilts you are inspiring!
    congrats to the winner of Diane's book!

  8. I love both styles of string blocks and Bonnie's basket weave is great. I love making the 4" blocks out of reproduction fabrics too and have some that I made last year. Haven't made any this year, but have a stack of 8" string blocks and plan to put them together in rows of similar colors - among other projects.

  9. Just so you know....I had to order this book! Thanks for the review!

  10. Such a good friend, to give you those lovely string blocks. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.


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