To my surprise, it didn't take long at all to gather a bunch of "strings" and I soon filled my bucket!
So I made some foundations 10.5" and marked the centers so that they would remain plain (to give the eye a place to rest) and started in sewing. Ah, this was fun, not too much thinking involved!
Well, I should have know there would be SOME thinking involved and not turned my mind completely off or had a senior moment or whatever because I did manage to mess up a block by not paying attention to the back as I was flipping and ironing and had a big old crease down the center of the backing. Well, that one bit the dust and another takes it place because I had already cut and trimmed when I noticed it--oh well, a do-over!
And here are some of the finished, trimmed blocks. With the same color in the center of each block a design emerges, which I like about this design. Thanks go to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville for all the good information she has on her site about string quilts. I thought my scrap bin would diminish in size, but it doesn't seem to be going down any--I wonder why this is?--it's like trying to use up your stash--that doesn't seem to go down any either--yet I still want new fabric and the manufacturers seem to know that!!!!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!