Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WIP Wednesday :: More Strings


Can you tell how obsessed I am with string blocks and quilts right now? I've fallen hard and it just seems to keep getting "worse". I've been dreaming of a quilt in this palette (which I'm calling desert) for at least a year now, maybe longer. It's far from my normal favorite color - any and all greens - but I just love it. So I've been collecting fabrics here and there and waiting to find just the right block. 


I found it!

These are 15.5" blocks which is a much more FQ friendly size since it requires shorter strings on the largest diagonals - 22" will go from side to side at the widest point of these. The whole block-a-day thing is working out great, sometimes I'm even doing two blocks. I'm actually making myself stop at two because it's keeping me really excited to start again the next day after just two. Any more and it starts to feel like work and who needs that?! So I'm already half way done with this version and I'm so super excited to watch it come together. I'll keep you posted as I finish it! 

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - I adore string blocks and this palette is really great. Looking forward to seeing a few more blocks in due course.

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  2. This looks great - inspiring me to possibly try this out!

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  3. strings are so fun! i can see why you are obsessed. nice color palette - it reminds me of the strong colors used by the native americans that live in our desert area. =)

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  4. I need to make a string quilt someday.

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  5. Lovely color scheme! It's looking awesome.

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  6. Great color scheme! One of these days, I will make some of these blocks. Thanks for the measurements. 15.5" blocks will make a quilt fairly quickly!

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  7. Lovely! If you're interested, head over to our group string blog (http://stringthingalong.blogspot.com) for lots more string quilts. We'd be happy to have you join us and post this quilt.

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  8. so pretty :) I am working on some selvedge string blocks too :) www.crazyforpurple.com

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