Monthly Archives: May 2013

Festival of Strings


When I saw that Rachel of Stitched in Color was doing another scrap challenge this year, I had to join in. This year it was all about string scraps, so I pulled out my pile of string blocks made from Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I made these in batches and after each batch I laid them out to see what colors were missing, then threw new fabrics in my string pile. It was fun to grab and sew without much thought. With that in mind, I decided to sew them together in whatever arrangement they happened to land in. Normally I would spend hours shuffling blocks around, so I was surprised that I was just as happy with my final layout without spending all that time. In addition to all the Flea Market Fancy prints, I have quite a few from her ds Quilts line, a handful of Chicopee, Kona solids and Michael Miller Ta Dots. In a nod to the quilts in her Modern Quilts Traditional Interpretation, I replaced some of the Ash I used as the center strip with grey print fabrics in a few of the blocks in the lower right hand corner. I had hoped to have this quilted up in time for link-up, but decided to do something a little different for the back. Hopefully, I will have a finished quilt within the next couple of weeks.

Linking up to Festival of Strings
and WIP Wednesday