Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More String blocks


I sent 20 HeartString blocks off yesterday and started working on an older UFO. I had the muslin foundations and larger triangles for this quilt cut but hadn't made any of the blocks yet. I've got 20 made so far and need 80 which will give me a quilt that is 61x76.

I also got the Hourglass String quilt loaded and will start quilting tomorrow. I've been playing with some Line Dancing ideas but not sure what I'm going to use yet.

I have 3 baby quilts ready to ship off to my Mom along with the top I just quilted for her. They'll all be donated to Catholic Charities. Two of them count as UFO finishes for my Stashbuster group.

10 comments:

deputyswife said...

I love all of the string quilts. I might have to try one someday.

Wanted to stop by and tell you, I will be purchasing fabric for the pattern you gave me a few months ago. The school colors one? I hope to shop Saturday am and start cutting by the afternoon! I can't wait to do it!

Jodie said...

The blocks are looking great Mary, you work so fast! What size are they? I like how each of your blocks are half solid fabric. Others I have seen are all strips.

Jodie

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting those string blocks sent off and getting some UFOs done too :)

Carol said...

You have been a very busy girl...love the string blocks.

Linda_J said...

How striking those blocks look with the larger, mixed colored HST's--a little less busy.

Your mom will be happy to see the completed quilts, I'm sure. Good for you getting them loaded and done so quickly.

Nancy said...

I really like this set with the single fabric on one half. I think I'll do some like this to donate locally. It would help bust some of lefotver bits from FQs that have had a couple squares cut from them.

Elaine Adair said...

boy, Mary - that half square of plain fabric grounds all the other colors. Good job .. I may try that on my next one, if I can get this one done.

Shelina said...

You've been getting a lot of work done. I like all the bright cheerful fabrics you are using on your blocks.

Cynthia said...

I like the design using the larger triangles. I would think the blocks would go together quicker. Will have to give this one a go.

jpquilter said...

these string blocks are beautiful - as I am working on new projects, I am also cutting strips so I can get to piecing some of these soon
Juliann