Friday, October 15, 2010

Still Playing

While sorting and cutting my scraps I have been adding pieces to my strip bin. Eventually, I would like to have at least one large string quilt. There's just something about a scrappy string quilt that appeals to me.




I noticed I had alot of black strings in the bin so I decided to use them as the center strip. I didn't pay any attention to the width of the strips. I love how using black as the center strip adds to the depth of the blocks.  The blocks are 6.5". These 18 blocks took me about 2 hours so that's not too bad. Now to make a whole bunch more...

5 comments:

Shari said...

You are so right. Everyone needs a good scrappy stringy quilt - and that black is a great idea! It does add depth and brings out the other colours nicely... have fun! Are you using a foundation?

Looks like you've been having fun with your GO!!

Susan said...

I just love the string quilts! I've doen a few with paper piecing, but think I might want to try using muslin as a foundation next time. I hate taking the paper off:)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Yep--think those black stripes are a great addition--makes all the rest of the colors--pop!!!
You and your black--lol!!
Hugs, Di

Micki said...

I'll have to try a stringy quilt one time....It looks like fun!
Micki

Melinda Cornish said...

oooh, me like