Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunlight and Shadow quilt: String quilt style

I've been fooling around with this Sunshine and Shadow block for a while now. Here,
and here. Both of these are foundation pieced with equal width strips...
but now I'm doing them String pieced! Oh how liberating....how quick and easy...and a great way to use up scraps-lots and lots of scraps! Finally!

Remember what my ironing board looked like last week...well, this is it today. 42 blocks-all sewn with just some trimming left to do!
I love this! I love this so much I have joined Stephanie String Quilt Challenge so this will be just the first String quilt this year! Yes!

To see what other String Quilt- bitten- by- the- bug quilters are up to check out the list on Loft Creations side bar ( visit anytime using the button on my sidebar :).

Here's a quick peak at three finished, trimmed blocks!
The start of a fun, fun scrap quilt!

9 comments:

karenfae said...

its nice to use up scraps isn't it. Every time I make a scrap quilt I feel good but then I look at my scrap boxes and doesn't seem like I even made a dent.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Ulla said...

It looks great! I enjoy seeing other people's ideas, and my to do-list grows ans grows!

Karen said...

I can see that you are having lots of fun with your scraps.

Muddling Through said...

Can't wait to see your string quilt. I like the POP of red!

Threeundertwo said...

That's a great idea!

Heather said...

they look very rich together.

Roslyn said...

What are you using for foundation, Miri? These are terrific they will be lots of fun so many setting options. Love the red triangles.
Scrap stripping is such a great mindless technique

Susan said...

I love this, Miri. I so wanted to join in with all the string-love but need to finish some others first. I will probably give in though and join in the fun.

Miri said...

Roslyn, the red fabric is the foundation! More about this soon!