I was able to spend quite a bit of time in my studio today. There was a Dear Jane class I should have attended, but I really wanted a full day (at least while the kids were at school) at home. It was a lot of fun but not as productive as I had imagined.
String blocks have been on my Want To Do List for some time now. Cluck Cluck Sew's bag of scraps seemed like a perfect place to start. I was asked "when you're sewing the strings together - do you use the paper pieing method... or do you just sew strings together?
Well, that's a good question because I spent quite a bit of time reading, researching and deciding this very issue which is why it has taken me so long to start this project;-) The three big squares sent by Allison were made using this method involving copy paper.
I was too lazy for that method, and instead, sewed strips together with a stitch and flip method. I think this worked pretty well. The above picture shows my blocks and Allison's. Can you tell which is which?
I used the scraps from squaring up the blocks to make these two four inch blocks.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a layout of these string blocks? I would like to make a 36" square wheelchair quilt. I appreciate the input.
Have an amazing weekend!