Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wonky Strips

Hi everyone.  My name is Linda and I live in Phillipsburg, Kansas and I'd like to say Thanks for the invite to join you all here Brenda.  I'm happy to be able to share some of my wonky strip blocks I've been making.  


First I should tell you where my wonky strips come from.  I have a Go cutter and I love using the large Tumbler die.   In fact I've made several tumbler quilts in many sizes.


<<<< First I cut a 7½" strip of fabric & fold it to fit within the area shown with the arrows.  One pass through the Go and I've quickly cut 6 tumblers with a whole lot of leftover pieces of fabric.  
The latest fabric collection I cut tumblers from was called Aqua Terra from Connecting Threads and these are some of the leftover strips.  
  

Well I can't cut these down into squares so I had to come up with some way to use them as they are.  So I decided to start making wonky string blocks using 5½" squares of paper as my foundation.
Here is one block in progress....  

 ..... and these are just a few of the blocks that I've sewn so far.  
I'm not sure what I'll wind up doing with them when they're all finished but for now I'm having a lot of fun just sewing these. 


That's it for now and I'd like to invite you all to stop in and visit me when you're out blog hopping.   
See you then...
LindaKs at Linda Quilts Too


9 comments:

Brenda said...

I like the look of these blocks. thanks for sharing them with us, Linda!

Nifty Quilts said...

Great use of scraps!

Lori R said...

Beautiful blocks! Keep up the good work!

Cathy said...

Hi Linda...
What type of paper do you use? Is it typing paper? ♥♥♥

Linda said...

The paper I've used is newsprint 8.5x11 from Dick Blick. I run the sheets through the printer when I use it for paper piecing, Triangulations and of course I use it for string piecing. It tears away much easier than regular computer paper.

Cheryl Willis said...

I have the GO and die cut most of my tops. I keep an on going tote of strings and another of crumbs. I also die cut phone pages so I can string on them.
great idea of strings as you go for a controlled scrappy look. It is like getting an extra quilt from each project you do.

Rhonda said...

Wonderful tutorial, great colors and cool wonky blocks!!

Maree Rogers said...

Gorgeous string blocks.

Celeste said...

Just ran across this while following links from one blog to another to another and SO GLAD I did! I've never felt the urge to buy a Go Cutter but now I'm going to have to get one - not because I want to make a Tumbler quilt but because I want those funky scraps. Your blocks are absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to make some similar ones!!