Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Stringing

Oh, I love making string blocks.  I have three ideas going.  One quilt, Colorful Star Strings will be blocks put together to create stars.  Red, blue, yellow, purple, orange, and green Stars.  I saw a picture of this two years ago.  Now has moved from my thinking to being completed.

Second string quilt block units will have a white center strip, so a secondary pattern will emerge when all are put together.  I just grab a foundation and sew til I have a pile on the floor next to me.  I like this simple, mindless sewing.

The additional block units I am making are just random pull the strings out and sew them to the foundation, for a later quilt!

Tomorrow I will concentrate on my Disappearing Hour Glass.  I need to get that top done, quilted and ready to go for our February guild meeting.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thinking Thursday

Yes, doing some thoughtful thinking today.  Working on my next finish, while I get ready for a strings demo at our guild on Monday night.  It is so easy to get addicted to string quilting.  I have three going right now.  Star String Blocks, mini string blocks and my regular 5 1/2 inch strings.

Goal today is to get all preparations finished and ready to go for Monday. Once that is done I can work on blocks to finish Disappearing Hour Glass top.

Need to reduce this string pile at some time today or tomorrow.  Cut into squares or apply to foundations.   Off to get my day's task accomplished.  Will be thoughtfully thinking will I am sewing.

Friday, January 1, 2016

The new year begins.  2016 will be filled with my love of quilting.  I have my updated UFO Challenge list completed.  Working to get to two tops done this week. I have several moving to the stage of flimsy.  That is they are pieced, reading for a backing and then  quilted together.  I have one charity quilt that I am hemming the binding so it will be done for the guild meeting.  Check that one off the list.  Now to get Disappearing Hourglass to a flimsy top.  So I am off to my sewing haven.

Black, White and Red Jelly Roll quilt.  Finished last week, so I am off to a good start!