What took me so stinkin' long to sew up my first string block???? I have no idea, but I LOVE them! I've got all kinds of small pieces left over from my VQB quilt so I thought I'd put some of it to use! The above photos were taken before I squared it up to about 8"... which is what the below photos resemble.
Thanks to Christina I had lots of good resources to study before I attempted this style block... and now I'm addicted! And they're not hard at all! Note to self: Don't put off making blocks that look more daunting than they really are. Really.
Oh, and thanks to my fabulous MIL, I now have a new white cutting mat that covers my ENTIRE cutting table, and I mean corner to corner! One of the best Christmas gifts I received, hands down. Plus it makes photo taking a breeze!
I went out and bought some inexpensive 12" square scrap book paper to make BIGGER blocks than this and you can rest assured I will be sewing a few more of them this weekend. These could be used to start a new baby quilt, or even used to spruce up the BACK of my VQB quilt. Time will tell!
If you've never made a string block - tell me why, then cross your heart and hope to die that you WILL try one soon!
ps- So sorry about all the GREEN blocks I've been posting lately.... just think of it as... an early salute to St. Patty's Day. That's in March, right?