Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two Rows Orange Strings

Slowly getting some blocks sewn.  My sis sent the bobbin holder thingy as a birthday gift two years ago.  I keep it filled with white, cream and grey bobbins.  The little gadget is really handy.  Besides being made from a soft bendable Gumby-like material it's just plain fun look at and use.
I guess only quilters will understand my enjoyment of quilty gadgets.  *;) winking

Yesterday the laptop was propped behind my machine and I watched QNNtv while sewing strings.  In January QNNtv offered a half-price subscription and I decided to try it out again.  With the new router, shows stream with minimal and sometimes no buffering. Now I'm not missing cable internet as much.
 Choosing to watch the older series of Fons & Porter was a good idea.  They make a great team and I laughed along with their joking chatter.

So far two rows of (8 1/2 inch) blocks are complete.  This top will have a border, I'm getting ideas about the border as I sew blocks.   My quilts usually have plain fabric strip borders but I'm playing with ideas of applique or partial pieced areas.
Lots more blocks to sew, gives me plenty of time to think, this one is planned to have 48 blocks total.

Oh, and BTW- is anyone up for a BOM?  I am following and saving patterns from a couple this year.  Only committed to  *THIS ONE* so far, (besides finishing a house block sew-along from two years ago). Anyway, I may commit to the  Layer Cake Sampler that is starting soon.  It looks easy enough since the blocks are made up of many HST's.  (Easy to sew using triangle papers).  My stash has a layer cake of Christmas fabrics and Patriotic fabrics.   If I used both,  at the end there would be a quilt for me and a QOV to donate.
Oh well, I would like to do the BOM but it may not happen.  One day at a time here.
(Hope my writing is not too jumbly. This morning i picked up and tried to use the television tuner to make a phone call) !!!

11 comments:

  1. Your blocks look wonderful. I am hoping to get back to quilting soon, I have missed it so much. I really like the bright colors.

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  2. Hi! I really like your pattern here. Is there a foundation fabric or paper you are using? hugs~

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  3. Pretty string blocks - they'll make a great Halloween quilt :) I have a bunch of Halloween print string blocks downstairs in my UFO pile - I'd really like to get it done this year - those blocks have been sitting around for 4 or 5 years!

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  4. Your string blocks are great ...
    Hugz

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  5. Quilty gadgets just make me happy. I always want more. Your string blocks are really pretty and colorful!

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  6. That layer cake sampler BOM looks tempting but I'm way over committed now--until the Star Light Star Bright quilt along finishes, I don't think I'll have any time to do much else. I love your string blocks--that quilt is going to look great! And your bobbin gadget looks like something I should look for. I'm not much of a gadget girl, but I get tired of loaded bobbins falling on the floor all the time--LOL!

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  7. Quilty gadgets are wonderful especially when they are gifts. Saves my money for fabric, lol. Your projects looks wonderful, love your fabrics. I'm not much good at piecing, I applique and paper piece for that reason. Looking at that Layer Cake BOM does tempt me to give piecing another try.

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  8. I Love your blocks - the orange really spices them up!

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  9. Love what you have done so far, and waaaay too funny about trying to make a call using the TV remote. I'm not alone...

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  10. How vibrant and pretty your work looks! Cant wait to see when you are finished!

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  11. I would have sewn my sleeve to the fabric within the first couple of minutes. I once got my finger in the way of the needle and ran the needle straight through my finger and out the other side. I had to turn the big knob on the side of the machine to get the needle out. Sad and funny but very true... So I buy quilts that other people make instead of making my own. It's safer that way. I like the pop art vibe of your blocks. :o)

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