Every quilter seems to reach the point where their storage space for fabric just doesn't work for them and it is time to make an adjustment. Recently, a friend of mine reached this point and as she organized her fabric in her new space, she reevaluated all of her fabric and her half done projects.
One project she had been storing for quite some time was a string quilt she started years ago. She offered me the 13 blocks she had sewn and all the fabric - of course my response was
"Heck Yeah - I can finish that!"
I love to sew string quilts. I think it is the fact that you don't need to be that accurate and you can sew at top speed! So I find them to be a great stress relief after a busy day. When I sew up string blocks, I either chain sew a bunch of them at once or I use them as a leader/ender so before I know it, the blocks seem to finish themselves.
String quilts are one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts. You can see how I construct my blocks here. I love to use a foundation fabric so I don't have to deal with the mess of paper.
There was even enough fabric from my friend for a backing. Some simple stippling for the quilting and this was one quick finish!