Thursday, January 10, 2013

Keep those strings coming

We have had an unusually long run of gray days in my part of southern Ontario. We finally had about an hour and a half of bright sun yesterday so I got this picture taken. It is a black centre string quilt with every bit of bright stuff I could find. I hope you have all read the previous post and will join us for a variety of strings in the new year. Piecefully, Joanne

Monday, January 7, 2013

How about a monthly string-along for 2013?

I've been missing in action from this blog, which I started a year ago
to encourage quiltmakers to play with their strings.
I'd like to propose a modest string-along here for the first half of 2013.

Many of you have made diagonal string blocks, like the ones above
Some of you shared them with me
to make a donation quilt we names Anything Goes
which was raffled off for a children's charity.

Let's try another group effort with a string BOM.

String flying geese, made from 6 inch string blocks.

I'm looking for five string-ers
to take a month each, from now until summer.

Post a string block you haven't tried before.
It doesn't have to be original to you, but please quote the source
if you found it somewhere on the blogosphere.

Other bloggers lurking here can try it with you
and post their results here.

If you would like to make a charity quilt with your block,
you're welcome to invite others to send you blocks.

I know string-alongers are a generous bunch.

So comment below if you want to play along
or post a block here to have others play.

I'll start with the January block of string geese, inspired by Bonnie over at Quiltville.

I'll post the instructions later this week.

Happy stringing!