Monday, September 16, 2013

using up those strips


Help!! I am being overrun by strips of all sizes, lengths, widths, colors -- you get the picture.  I'm known for my strip-pieced work, but it's been years since I have cut pieces of newspaper and started sewing old fashioned string blocks.  

Last week in a fit of insanity, I posted these four on my blog, when Brenda kindly invited me to post them.  They're sitting on the design wall till I finish stitching another piece I've made from a UFO block, but here they are so far - not sewn together, of course. Perfect baby quilt fodder!



When I sew string blocks I don't pay any attention to how wide or what color the strips are.  I mostly pick up blindly and just sew. It's how I learned to do it eons ago from a family friend -- and it always ends up looking great.  Some day I'm going to limit the color families I use and see what happens. Might be interesting...





4 comments:

Brenda said...

thanks for posting these, Rayna. And I like your method -- pick up pieces blindly and sew them on....great advice!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Being overrun with strings can be overwhelming, but delicious at the same time!

Ann Brooks said...

So many fun ways to use strings!

Anita said...

Hi Rayne,
What a great idea to use up fabrics. You've given me some inspiration thanks!!
Cheers, Anita.