Thursday, January 16, 2014

This and That


Strings blocks don't have to be the foundation type I share in my tutorial.  The goal is to beat down the stash pile in whatever method works for you.  Candace at Squash House Quilts shared her plan and a great variation of a string block.  It inspired me to play with a different method of string block.  There is no "pattern" and if you're interested in the method to my string madness let me know and I'll do a little "how to."

Speaking of strings, please stop by and see Ulla's lovely version of my String Beans pattern


I'm making steady progress on my granny stripe blanket.  There is a random "plan."  I decide as I go -- what colors, how many rows, etc...


Several months ago I happened upon two pieces of a lovely old quilt.  Just squares sewn together but some character flaws.  I've washed the pieces and they are part of my next project.  I can't wait to get started.  I just sent a quilt to Shelly and I'm super excited to see what she does.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

17 comments:

Robin Luedtke said...

I would love to see how you did the block!

Candace said...

I love the new string block - kind of a modern string ;>) Your granny stripe is so gorgeous, too! The colors play so well together and I really like your random pattern. I bet those quilt pieces will be so happy to have a new life!
Cheers!

Lynn said...

I like that string block, I need to think outside the box more often. Although the last time you posted the string tutorial I think I made 4 quilts using it. It's been a good way to use up scraps. The granny stripe is really lovely.

eva said...

I haven´t even started yet! :-( I´m in a "everything happens at once" period for the time being. All my planning just flew away!

pratima said...

Pretty string blocks! Your crochet blanket is coming along beautifully! Love the organic nature of those stripes. It will be exciting to see what you make with the vintage pieces.

Brenda said...

great string block. if you do a tutorial, can you post a picture and link at the stringthingalong.blogspot.ca blog. if you don't have posting privileges, let me know and I'll send you an invitation.

Jane said...

Love your string block and would love a tutorial!
I make a lot of traditional string blocks for Outreach quilts and would welcome a new idea!

Cassandra said...

Yes I want a modern string block!!! Would love to see it, I'm not a foundation fan :)

Ulla said...

Your new string block just inspires to think about new ways to use strings.
I'm curious to see what you will do with the old quilt pieces.

em's scrapbag said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the old quilt. Your string block is simply lovely. And the afghan is going to be gorgeous.

Maxine said...

Yes would like to see modern string block. Have wanted to do one for sometime, and now might be the time. Looking forward to your tut.

Carrie P. said...

i really like how your afghan is looking so far.

Rosa said...

Gorgeous block and the afgan is a eye candie.Have a fun weekend!

Needled Mom said...

Those strings look fabulous and that quilt is soooo pretty.

Solstitches said...

I absolutely can't wait to see what you are going to do with the vintage quilt.
Are the fabrics in it mixed? I'm sure I see a couple of shiny ones.
Your afghan is looking so very pretty. Love those calm colours.
Loving the owl pincushion atop the string block :)
Margaret

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Your blanket looks amazing! Love the random stripe.

And your vintage quilt is so pretty. It will be a fun one to craft with. I also see two prints in there that are (or have been) in my collection!
If you need any of that pink fabric in the center of the photo just yell, I have tons of it! :)

Kimberly

~Niki~ said...

oooh, love the colors of the crochet afghan!