Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oh Scrap! : It's String Time!

With the exception of one crazy rainstorm (that I liked to think was doves crying), our springtime has been beautiful!  But I am not talking about Spring in this post - I am talkin' about Strings!

For about 6 months now, I have had a plastic tub next to my cutting table where I have been tossing all the neutral colored strings and scrappy bits that I came across.  In it there are lots of browns, tans, creams and grays.  It is almost over-flowing so I think it is time I turned these into a string quilt.

So this weekend, I cut some muslin foundations so I can get started on some string blocks.  I am using the same technique I shared for the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt I made back in August of 2014.

Lots of mindless sewing is in my future!  How about you?

Here are the details for linking up:
  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework

So if you love scrappy projects, feel free to grab my button for your sidebar or posts and get ready to share all your wonderful projects from scraps.  And if you have a great idea for using scraps and would like to be featured, feel free to contact me!

Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Cooking Up Quilts (Main Crush Mondays)
Em's ScrapBag (Moving it Forward)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

working with scraps can be so much fun I am saving every bit of my 5 inch charms to make my circle quilt sewing scraps together to make more circles out of them.

Peggyinno said...

I LOVE mindless sewing! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Have fun!!

Jayne said...

I think a neutral string quilt would be perfect! It's going to be gorgeous!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

can't wait to see how your blocks look! Will you throw in a bright color for contrast?

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

em's scrapbag said...

I've been having a little string play myself. Can't wait to see what becomes of all your neutral scraps.

Cathy said...

You gotta love a scrappy string quilt! Looks like a good collection of scraps that will make for a yummy one.

sonja said...

me too love the random art of sewing strips and trimming and selvages into what i call stratas as they lean towards land and sky and sea scapes, oh mY oh Scap!! yes, show the one you are dreaming on next when ready to show,

Marly said...

Neutral strings are going to be very sophisticated! Quite a contrast; your 2014 string quilt was a riot of colour, .... and fun!

Glinda ♥ said...

Thanks for motivating me to get sewing with my scraps, Cynthia - it's amazing what can be done with them, hey?!

Barb Neiwert said...

I have never made a string quilt but have always wanted to. Maybe it's time to pull my scraps out and make a thorough mess of EVERYTHING on start sewing! Fun, fun.

Paige said...

Looking forward to seeing the the string blocks!

Vic in NH said...

Hooray for neutrals! The bug bit me, too!

beth s said...

that's one happy scrappy table!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your plan, can't wait to see what the blocks look like!

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