Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scrap Challenge Block with Strings

Greetings, fellow String Thing Along-ers!
Brenda asked if I would share a link to a scrap block that I made recently for a challenge Sarah was having at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I am happy to do that!

HERE is the link to my blog post and tutorial about it, where you can read how I was inspired by a chocolate bar wrapper (weird, but true).  We were to create a block using the scrap management system described in Joan Ford's book Cut the Scraps!, which has you cutting your scraps into 5 inch, 3-1/2 inch, and 2 inch squares.  We didn't have to use all the sizes for the challenge.  I used 5 inch and 3-1/2 inch squares for my block, trimming several 5-inch squares into four strings 1-1/4 inches wide.

I have not yet made a whole quilt with this block, but if any of you do, please let me know and share pictures!


Finn said...

Your challenge block is awesome! Love the colors together and it should make a really interesting secondary pattern when placed with others. Thanks so much for sharing the blocks and the tutorial.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I really like this block!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Cathy said...

I really like the way this block looks.

Sarah Craig said...

I still say this is a really cool block!! Love it!!