Monday, January 11, 2016

January Block: Simple String!

Hi Ladies! Whew! The holidays buzzed by and I'm still catching up (the Christmas tree just came down yesterday...that's embarrassing.)

I mailed blocks today, and they're super easy. I'd love it if each of you could make a string block for me. I know we made these a couple years ago for someone else, and I loved them so much I'd like a quilt of my own!
(Picture from Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life)

Use Sherri's tutorial here to make the blocks (except that I'm using paper, not muslin.)

I sent a bunch of ~22" strips in varying widths, as well as a 12" x 12" piece of scrapbook paper. You don't need to remove the paper, just make sure you set your stitch length to teeny tiny so that I can tear the paper out easily. If you want to remove the paper, stitch around the outside edge of the block for me first, would you? That way the seams won't unravel with the paper tugging. :)

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make?
12" x 12" unfinished, 11.5" x 11.5" finished.

Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?
I sent plenty of fabric to complete the block, but if you would like to add in your own, feel free!

Is there a specific color of thread you want your partners to sew with?
White I suppose, though I'm not picky.

If you want to make more than one block, you're welcome to, you just need another sheet of 12" x 12" paper. This is totally not necessary though! I'm delighted you're helping me use up these strips!

You are welcome to keep the scraps, I don't need them back.

Thank you so much ladies!


PS If I owe you a block, you should see those this month.

PPS If you are interested in more scraps like the ones I sent for this block, just say the word. I have about 100lbs from Moda that I can't seem to make a dent in no matter how hard I try. I'd be happy to send you as little or as much as you'd like.
PPPS For my question, I'd love for you to tell me one of your bucket list quilts--I'm making a master list and don't want to miss out on anything fabulous!

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  1. I'm looking forward to making your block for you April :)

  2. I remember making that one before! It will be fun AND a great scrap buster kind of quilt! My bucket list quilt for THIS year is a Steam Punk quilt. (pattern by Jen Kingwell) It will challenge me on "shapes" and it will require some handwork.
    I would love some of your scraps! I want to make a Trip Around the World quilt, the scrappier the better! (also on my list to do... after making one block in our Bee group for Sherri)!

  3. Oooh.. I love this block! And you know I'd love some scraps! ;0) I can send you some of mine! ;)