Wednesday, March 01, 2006

String Progress

Laurie Ann asked for a picture of my string blocks. This was just a trial layout to see what I could end up with. Since the blocks are only 5" unfinished, I need to make this much bigger! :)

Anything goes in strings blocks. Kids, Christmas, bugs, fish, animals, flowers, fruits, shells... all in! Maybe you can even find the block where I had to add some corner pieces because I was short. I know that I even have a piece in with the wrong side up! Totally by accidently... but hey, I paid for the back as much as I paid for the front of the fabric. :)

My first guild meeting went well. Today they had a speaker, Rita Blocksom, who discussed on organizing your sewing space. She didn't focus on designing one, but guilding us through ideas of improving our quilting spaces to tailor OUR needs. Certainly interesting. Would probably be more helpful if I actually had an area to work with! Everything it just crammed and jammed in this apartment. We'll be moving! :)

Next week is the BOM week and we're gonna paper piece from Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. I have decided that I'm going to at least give everything a try. If I don't like it, I can tailor it to my desires. But hey, what's their not to like about quilters? (I did say quilters... not quilt police!) ;)



Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh wait - I think I see a piece of MY fabric in that quilt! Don't you love to do that - see if someone else's quilt has a piece of your fabric? I do that all the time! I like your string pieces - great way to use up odds and ends of fabrics.

Glad you are enjoying the guild. Organizing sewing spaces... hummm... too bad I didn't live closer - I would have enjoyed that meeting.



Finn said...

absolutely right! No harm in trying it all...and taking what you want and like from it..*VBS* It's a great way to go...often we surprise ourselves that way..*S*