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!

11 comments:

  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!

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  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!!!

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  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?

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  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!

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  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. :)

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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