Saturday, December 29, 2018

It's a String Thing... RSC18

It looks like one of the quilt crazes for 2019 is going to be String Things.  Bonnie Hunter's book, String Frenzy has already inspired me.  I even pre-ordered the book on Amazon before Bonnie had it available on Quiltville's Quips & Snips.  This inspired me to pull out my 2.5" pink string strips that I made for the RSC14. 



Lori at Humble Quilts is hosting a string along!!!

Have you seen Gretchen's string quilt?  It's G O R G E O U S!!!

When I saw the Jungle Cabin quilt on Sarah Goer Quilts blog, I knew what I wanted to do with my pink strings!

First I looked at my string strips.  They are mostly 40" long.  Will there be enough?  No worries.  I can make more.  I know I have the pink scraps.  Then I selected a center sized block 6.5" x 8.5".

 
I started sewing and pressing and sewing and pressing.  Will that dark neutral be to dark?  Too late... It's in there.  I'll have to add some darker ones later to balance it out.  I LOVE that fabric, by the way.

 
What good is a scrap user's system if you don't USE it?  I mean, it looks great all organized and on the shelf in that strip craft box that has the little plastic holder things that keep things in place even if you drop it upside down...  It made this project go much quicker to have the strips already cut (Accuquilt strip die cut is my favorite way to go when someone gives me a bag of scraps.)
 
I also drew a plan.  See that pink highlighter in my graph paper quilt book.  I actually have a plan!

 
Mr. Sunshine was a tad under the weather yesterday.  We're off school for Christmas break.  It was a good time to sew and for him to play with his new iPad and Wii games.  PJ Day!!!


My original plan was to use the block instructions at Building Blocks with Friends, but that site is no longer available.  I think it looked like diamonds...  What size will my log cabin quilt be?  Will I have enough left over to make two pink crib quilts (one in each pattern?)  Stay tuned...  I'm sure this will continue.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC18.  The RSC18 linky party is here.

SoScrappy

7 comments:

  1. Your pink strips are super! I'm off and running with strings also :)

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  2. Your quilt is going to be lovely! When I make scrappy, I just use everything. Your will quilt sew up fast since you've already got a lot of strings completed. Have a wonderful sewing week.

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  3. What a great use of those strips!! Do I see more Tumbling Bear quilting coming up? :o))

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  4. Strings are so much fun! It is great to see them become trendy again.

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  5. Just love what you are doing! I know I don't comment much, but I read your blog every day and enjoy it so much. I love strings! I have to do more with them this year.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. You are so sweet. I still think of the heart quilt from time to time. It's one of my favorite charity quilts. I hope you have a happy and healthy 2019.

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  6. Yes, 2019 seems to be the year of the String! And looks like you are in the pink! Plan? Plan? Hmmmm...maybe I should give that strategy a try!

    Happy New Year!

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