I oiled him up (ew!) this morning and I'm set for a full day of play. I'm going to wrap up my last 10 string blocks for a total of 60, clean up a bit and try out the walking foot on a couple of Project Linus tops.
One thing about working with strings - they are messy!
See how nicely those corners work out? The block on top isn't trimmed yet, the block on the bottom is.
A quick trim using my 9.5" ruler and my small rotating mat.
I am hooked on string blocks - they are fast, easy and just plain fun to sew! It's amazing how beautiful they turn out, especially after trimming. The purple centers are 2" strings and the rest are anywhere from 3" to 1". I like to use strings that are not straight too(see the teal and the yellow stripe in the top left corner). They make the blocks interesting I think.
After a trim of stray threads these will be boxed up and mailed to Heartstrings Quilt Project where they will be assembled into tops, quilted and donated. I've committed to making 365 blocks this year so I'll only have 305 to go by the end of the morning!
I'm linking up to Fabric Tuesday@Quilt Story and Freemotion by the River.