Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pink!

With the color pink being the RSC color for October, it is time for me to start making some string blocks.



I already have some pink "standard" string blocks tucked away for a future project.  I think I need a few more but I have to find my "master plan" for these blocks.  I think it is written on a scrap of paper somewhere that I filed away so I wouldn't forget where it was....




So in the mean time, I started making these pink blocks.  They measure 10.5" x 8.5".  I am using a fabric foundation just because it helps me to see where I am on the block.  I could use paper but I really hate the mess it makes!


 So far I have 18 blocks all finished.  I think I will need a total of 40 blocks for a nice lap sized quilt.  I am using a number of pink shades in each block plus one or two strings of gray.  

This quilt makes me happy!






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22 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

You always come up with amazing designs for your scraps. Those pink and gray look very pretty.

Denise said...

Love your blog name, true for me as well. My scrap quilts never come out so well.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Aren't those neat?! They will make a fun quilt - very improv looking. So glad you are having fun with these!

scottylover said...

Pink and gray is one of my favorite color combinations. These are going to make a gorgeous quilt!

Sandy A

Lori said...

So pretty. Now I want to make a string quilt.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh this is nice, great colours in there and I love all the different angles for the strips.

Cathy said...

Oh so gorgeous! I like the bits of gray added in, too. One can never have enough strings, string blocks and string projects.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a busy day you had!! Pink and gray is a good color combo. As always, I'll be looking forward to seeing where you go with this project!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Pink & grey are such a great combo! It's going to be such a pretty quilt. Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

Jenny said...

I like to sew string blocks on a fabric foundation too. And use very fine vilene which is not at all expensive.

Dorothy Finley said...

I have used "fabric" for foundation piecing, and have found that the end quilt, as in, top/foundation/batting/backing was far too heavy--(I wish I could find some one who would love a HEAVY pink string pieced quilt !!)
So I only use paper now for the "foundation" piecing ala Bonnie Hunter and her phone book paper. Let's face it, after pulling off the paper, yes there are still small bits of paper left in the seam--but paper is recyclable and it all disappears in the first wash :-) (pull papers off while watching TV (?)or while doing other boring "sit down" things

sewyouquilt2 said...

I can see why it makes you happy. such a fun quilt. love it.
I too hate the paper mess and prefer to use a fabric foundation.
(plus it helps me trim the stash faster so that enhancement is justified) LOL

Georgia said...

I echo Karen's comment. Your scrap quilt ideas are wonderful. This quilt is going to be another stunner.

Jayne said...

Pink! Your blocks come together perfectly each time you make them. And fast too!

julieQ said...

Super fun pink strings...what can possibly be better!!!?? Well for one thing...I need to think pink myself, LOL! Happy Thursday!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love the pink string blocks- so much variety and interest in them.

Louise said...

These are so fun! I've never seen string blocks like this, on a foundation yet sort of improv angles. I like it!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Wow, nicely done. I think I will have to try this. I've spent so much time inside the intricateness of crazy quilts which I love, but your simply but vibrant approach is calling to me. Found you via the linky party.

Debbie said...

I love your blocks! They are exactly the kind that I love to make!

Pamela Arbour said...

I always love to see how you use your strings!

Jasmine said...

Cute! I really like the angles of your strings.

Kate said...

Very fun string blocks! Love the pink and grey color palette.

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