Wednesday, June 22, 2011

48 String Pieced Blocks

I finished all 48 of my string pieced blocks! I can't wait to start sewing them together.!
Here's 30 of them
I made a mistake here and there, but those were done on purpose so you could see what could possibly happen if you weren't as careful when sewing as I am.....
Just a little mistake! Ribbit!
Here is the last block being trimmed. I started with 11" inch muslin squares, then trimmed the finished blocks to 10 1/2". The best way to trim was from the back, centering the 45 degree line of the ruler with the center of the middle strip, not the corners of the muslin square. That way, if I was off center when sewing that first strip (never happens!) I could cut away the evidence.

I totally forgot to post my winnings from the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaways! I received a charm pack and a beautifully made wristlet in my favorite lime green color from Wendy Moon Designs.

 Perfect for carrying a few things with me on the puppy walks, such as a cellphone and a few loonies just in case I spot the ice cream truck.

Sorry Noah. You can't have any ice cream no matter how much you bat your big brown eyes!
These pretty handmade cards came from Jill at Envirocraftiness.
Thank Wendy and Jill!

Well, time to sew those blocks together. (I'm kind of scaring myself with this productiveness).

Happy Stitching!


rubyslipperz1052 said...

I AM excited!! yep, yep, yep! I so-sew wanna make that black/white and lime stripper! It's way cool!

And your cards..."all you need is love"....those are darling! Thanks for taking photos and sharing!


Joanne said...

Fabulous string blocks! Congratulations on the wins.♥

Myra said...

Your blocks look great all together! I'm collecting B&Ws to use with a bit of red for sometime in the future...
Love your "mistake"! I did one of those while quilting this week!! lol!
Love the little bag you won from Wendy! Bring it with you Sunday ok?

canuckquilter said...

How can you deny those big brown puppy dog eyes anything?! Still love the blocks :)

Anonymous said...

Your string quilt is going to be stunning. I love the pop of colour the lime green strips make in each block and now seeing the blocks arranged it really looks great.

Those are some fun prizes you won.

And puppy dog eyes... so hard to resist. :o)

Sue Daurio said...

Love love love the strings!! And the cards are adorable

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your black and white blocks with the green :^) Sorry I missed you on Sunday at CCC, hopefully next time!

Barb said...

Your quilt is wonderful...and that bag is sooooo cute!!