Saturday, January 16, 2010

~ All About My Friday Night Sew-In ~

So it looks like everyone enjoy their Friday Night Sew-In !! I know I sure did. I had the dishes done and my PJ's on ,radio was on my favorite station !! Hey ! I heard there was over 145 people doing the Friday Night Sew In !!
I wanted to share with y'all what I did last night .
This is the String Blocks I made . I managed to get 20 of them done . Pretty please with that number. Its a fast block to make but of course I had prepared the foundation earlier that afternoon so I had that out the way . I had two containers full of scraps . Some just small pieces and some with long strips(strings).
This is what a String Block looks like . I put a black string in the middle of all of them

So now you can see how the black strip makes a square when you put 4 blocks together . I want to try this with other colors .......


So much fun making something from my stash and not having to go out and buy anything !! I will be making more of these block for sure . Last night I was looking at the two plastic containers of scraps and was wondering to myself, 'how many quilts I could make from all of these pieces.' Ha ha!! Would be fun to try and find out ............







15 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Betty, this looks very cool! It was fun sewing with you last night ;-)

Cath Ü said...

I love what you have done... I also had a play around with this same method last week.. but mine didn't turn out as good as yours....LOL
The Friday night sew in was fun
Cath Ü

QuiltSue said...

Your blocks look fantastic. I'm looking forward to finding out how many quilts you can make now without going fabric shopping. Teehee.

Linda said...

Your blocks look great. I think I'll try this sometime this year.

vgautreaux said...

Those blocks look so dramatic with the black. What a great way to use up your scraps....so pretty too.

You'll have to let us all know how many quilts you got from your scrap stash!

Sandy said...

Love the look of your string quilt..am doing a string quilt challenge for this year...they are so cool. Great Sew-In.

Zoey said...

That looks great. I like the black center. It ties it all together.

daisyduke53 said...

Hi, Betty love the strip blocks. The black strip made it special.
It kinda strange but I made strip blocks also and I didn't even know You were making them. I haven't read your blog until tonight. I think we might have quilt buddy mind linking. hahaha hugs camille

daisyduke53 said...

Hi, Betty love the strip blocks. The black strip made it special.
It kinda strange but I made strip blocks also and I didn't even know You were making them. I haven't read your blog until tonight. I think we might have quilt buddy mind linking. hahaha hugs camille

Rita E said...

Looks like the string quilt is coming along nicely! Like the black strip in the center ... will try this in my next string quilt. If you get a chance, please stop by to say hello!

Mary said...

I love the string blocks -- they look great!

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

for some reason it never showed on my page that you posted this! sorry i'm late at checking in....

I love that pattern and the way you made it look with the black in it!!

you have a wonderful talent!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Betty,love the way you used black in the string blocks....I loved making Mums quilt that way...Warm Regards Lyn

Sherri said...

These blocks are great...love the black!

Kate said...

These blocks are so neat looking. I love the idea of putting a dark/black string in the middle. I'll have to add this to my list of "to do's" for this new year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :) Nice to meet you.

Kate