Thursday, January 8, 2015

Block a Day :: Mega Strings

So I make no secret about Loving Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts. I love her scrappy style. I love how much she gets done. I love how much I learn from reading her blog. She wrote a post this week about starting a new quilt by completing one block a day and it resonated with me.

I tend to think in whole quilts, all or nothing type work. But the thing is I then get easily overwhelmed and end up getting little if anything done. So I'm trying something new and different (for me anyway). I love these GIANT string blocks, making them just makes me happy so my intention is to make one a day. It feels almost like sewing as an act of daily meditation.

I've chosen this as my block for That Stash Bee and I think I'll be getting 9 blocks from the members. I'd like this to be 4x5 so I need 20 blocks total. So of the 11 extras I need I already have three done! At this rate I might even make more than one of these quilts ;-)

Thanks to Kim Nikkles who showed her amazing huge string quilts at the West Atlanta MQG meeting and started this obsession of mine!

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome Darcy!!! Your blocks look fantastic! And I am always happy to trick people ... I mean introduce people to the obsession ... I mean addiction ... I mean lovely skill of making string quilts. Sewing string blocks is sewing meditation at its best!


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