Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, January, Blue, Week 3, String Blocks


During 2013, I paper pieced some 8.5" scrappy string blocks each month during the rainbow challenge. This week I pulled those blocks, laid them on the "design floor" and decided that I wanted to piece more scrappy string blocks this year. Because I want four string blocks in each color family, some months I'll need to piece 2 blocks, some months 3 blocks, some months 4 blocks. My goal is to have 48 string blocks finished in December. Forty eight blocks would make a colorful quilt top with a layout of 6 blocks by 8 blocks.


This week I pieced two blue 8.5" string blocks as I had two blue blocks from last year. The four cute 6.5" sampler blocks in the picture were pieced using Angela's sampler block tutorials. A knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. The colorful cotton yarn made by Sugar'N Creme, is one of my favorites. I love to knit.
To see what others made with their blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

22 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lots of great blue blocks. I want to make just string blocks this year - that's all that is left in that tub - skinnies.

Terri said...

Love all your blocks. I especially like the new Angela influenced blocks. That wonky tic tac toe block is so cute. I made some strings for the star blocks, but mostly just cut. Maybe I can sew some today after we come back from a fun trip to IKEA for a browse and lunch.
Hugs

Exuberant Color said...

I think the strippy blocks will make a great rainbow quilt.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Nice idea, I have never made a string block but this gives me inspiration! Going to be beautiful...

Faye said...

Your rainbow blocks look amazing together!

I like all your blue blocks, especially the one in the middle. It's an interesting pattern.

Muddling Through said...

Your blues are looking good and so are the strings. I like string blocks a LOT, but they can get tiring to make (and there is such a mess when I make them), so a few a month is probably a good plan.

Sarah said...

I like your string blocks. They will make a great quilt. PS I've got a design floor too!!!

Connie said...

Looks great Sheila!! Gosh it is hard to believe that I made my string scrap quilt from 2012 blocks.....where does the time go! I'm starting a little late but I decided I still have tons of scraps and want to make another string qult.

Andee said...

Way to make a plan for your string Rainbow BOM! That will be so pretty when all done! Too fun that you are doing the sampler blocks too. I am really enjoying that and not sure why I hesitated joining in!

KatieQ said...

I always enjoy seeing the blocks you post for the RSC and reading how you plan to use them. The string block idea sounds great. It may be another idea I steal from you.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love to stitch string blocks! My kind of piecing! You have been very busy!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful collection as always. I can already picture your strings together in a beautiful quilt by the end of the year.

Marly Rylaars said...

Beautiful blocks. I like the idea of a whole quilt of strings.

Jo said...

Nice string blocks

Ellen said...

I love string blocks! Lovin' the sampler blocks - the Tic Tac Toe block was fun to make.

katie z. said...

I really like the variety in your string blocks.

Cathy said...

I love your string blocks. Do you use a foundation?

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your plan for the string blocks... Everything looks great!

Quilter Kathy said...

Some fantastic blocks! Love the string blocks... maybe I need to start making some of those?!?!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your blues!

Michal Woodruff said...

You've been busy!! It's all lovely. It's going to look so nice at the end of the year.

Karen said...

Love the string blocks. I have made a couple of blue string blocks. Lots of pretty blue blocks. I love the dishcloth. They are still are on my learn to make list.

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