Tuesday, January 31, 2012

String mania

Yesterday I began pulling strings out of my String Container to make a bundle to take on retreat this Thursday.  For no good reason I decided to cut them at 18", the length of my cutting board.

When I had a pile I couldn't just pack them up, I had to sew some together, of course.  And then some more.  And then some more.

Now I have 18" x 10 " panels in red, black, blue, green, and mixed colors.

Today I HAD TO cut a couple into 8.5" squares and then make HSTs, which came out 5.5".  And then, of course, I HAD TO sew a couple of blocks together.

But now I am STOPPING.  This is a project to take on retreat, not work on NOW.  I have other things to get ready.  I have to pack.  I have to make some treats to eat.  I have to be STRONG and walk away from those strings!

[I'll show what I accomplished on the retreat next Monday.]

Sara, in GR, MI


Joanne said...

They are so addictive. Have lots of fun at your retreat. Joanne

Cathy said...

Oh wow, what a great idea, pairing strings with striped fabrics. I have strings, I have striped fabrics. Hmmmmm........... Have a great time at your retreat!!

Brenda said...

I like those stripes too! are these going to go with your paler strings you showed earlier? have a fun retreat. It's taken me two days to get over mine.

Shay said...

I love your smaller string blocks. What a great idea!