Sunday, January 27, 2019

Oh Scrap! : Strings

If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love playing around with string quilts.  So when I saw that both Moda and Humble Quilts were hosting Quilt Alongs that involved strings, I was all in.

A fun design has been tucked away in my brain for a while now.  It involves narrow strips of strings.  I will need a left and a right configuration and I am making them 5.5" wide.  I am going with three lengths - 10.5, 15.5 and 20.5" long.  I started with red because I already had the scrap bin out for RSC.

I am using various widths of strings and adding in a few lights here and there.
(These strips look really small but this block is 20" long.)

And once the low volume scrap bin came out, soon other blocks were soon being made!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  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

Linking Up:

Humble Quilts


  1. Fun blocks! I can't wait to see what you are planning with them.

  2. That does look like fun! I'm liking my rectangular string blocks for the RSC this year, and looking forward to making them in more colors, too. I'll be interested to see what you do with these in different lengths!

  3. those are some colorful bits and will look great mixed up in a quilt

  4. Looks like you found a very interesting project to keep yourself busy. Can't wait to see more of this one. Enjoy! :^)

  5. Beautiful scraps in here! Lovely blocks, and I love red and neutral together

  6. Do you know how much we all enjoy seeing your amazing stash of scrap bins from which you can select fabrics that play so well together? It's a bushel and a peck, that's how much! So fun to watch you sew and create :)

  7. This looks very promising! I can't wait to see where it ends up! Are you going to add other colors or just red?

  8. Hmmmm...wonder what you are going to do with those!

  9. Love the string blocks!! Oooooooo. I"m tempted to join you, but I have so many other projects that need my attention.....

  10. Hi, I'm your newest follower and so happy to be linking up in your party. Thank you for this lovely change to check out some wonderful quilters and their inspiring blogs.
    Happy Quilting!
    Connie :)

  11. I'm not a fan of MAKING string blocks but I love how they look. I've been saving strings for way too long. It's time to do something with them. Your's look great.

  12. I am looking forward to seeing this one finished. I will have quite a few of the red strings leftover this month with no place to go! LOL I hope to pull some inspiration from you.

  13. Fun blocks!! Can't wait to see what you will make with them!

  14. Loving your scrappy string blocks. I too am in with Moda & Humble Quilts, just stringing along. I'm using Bonnie Hunter's Sting-X pattern because I've never done strings and wanted something written out for my first try. It's really been a lot of fun seeing everyone jumping on this string train!

  15. These are so vibrant and you have the nicest fabrics in your scrap bin!

  16. Oh Dear - missed this post Cynthia! Love these string blocks, especially the very long one and can't wait to see your finished design!


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