More Wonky String Blocks


Over the past few weeks I’ve gone from showing 6 scrappy string blocks below to 24 blocks today laid out on my “design floor”. They are still not sewn together. How to do that hasn’t been decided yet. I think I want sashings but I’m not sure exactly where. All suggestions welcome! Plus, I need many more blocks. It’s a good thing these are addicting to sew or I’d never have enough! 

7 comments:

  1. WOW! I think they look terrific with NO sashing! I like the "on point" squares that pop up. You could make a "center" portion with no sashing - put a 6" "plain" border around that - then add another two or four rows of string blocks - for another "round" of "on point" squares. Sketch it out on graph paper to see how many blocks you would need to get it the size you want - and go for it!! - ;))

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  2. Looks like a fun project Barbara-just go with what ever feels right

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  3. That looks great! I like the idea of using it as a "medallion" with a border and then more blocks. You could even add two or three borders to make it go faster.
    I think the effect you have in that layout is far too nice to split up.

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  4. This is absolutely wonderful. I love the design as it is.

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  5. I was SO worried about you Barbara. You hadn't posted in so long, I was starting to worry. Now I see why you have not been on your blog. You have been busy making these wonderful string blocks.

    I fear I'm the last person to ask, because I don't do any REAL sewing like you. However, from a purely VISUAL standpoint, I like them just the way they are. I also like the idea of "on point" as Left-handed quilter suggested. Regardless, it's good to see you on your blog and to enjoy what you have created while offline.

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  6. To answer your question about Wendy, I created her 12 years ago for the first What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). It was the first time I stamped on fabric. I stamped her face, then stuffed and sewed it in place. I added a few long hairs because I have very short hair, but bangs that come to my eyebrows. I then cut the bodice out of fabric and the skirt out of some very heavy cloth I had. I used the ONLY stencil I owned at the time to write the letters down the side of her skirt. She has been everywhere with me over the years, from the grocery store to the bakery, the florist, the voting booth, and the ATM to name a few. She looks pretty good for 12, I think. Thanks for asking.

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