Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

September UFO Project - Scrappy String Blocks

I started making string blocks out of my scraps a while ago and that is my UFO project for September. Up until now I've been making my blocks all in the one colour but I decided to make a small lap quilt to donate to a local hospice and wanted to experiment with specific colour placement.

These are the blocks I started with and I do love the colourful random look but I wanted to try something different.

This is the centre round I started with:

Now I've added another round, can you see where I'm going with it?

I didn't think about losing the points on my black diamonds though. Never mind, I'm sure I'll work something out!


  1. What a good idea! Great use of strings with the black holding it all together. Love it... Bright and summery!

  2. Well if your points don't match you will just have to start over Sue (just kidding) it looks like your black strips are all the same width so they should match reasonably well, last time I made strings I used random widths of white for my starting strip so there was no matching whatsoever.

  3. takes the string quilt to a whole "nuther level, Very generous gesture too. Glad you are back sewing

  4. This is looking very effective - a rainbow circle - sort of . . .

  5. Looks good so far. If you want more info on string quilts made this way you can look at http://heartstringsquiltproject.com. They are an internet group that makes "heartstring" quilts for charity. You can see lots of different ideas for using string quilts with a center starting stripe that is all the same.

  6. Beautiful with all the pretty colors. Can't wait to see it when you have it all finished.

  7. The colours remind me licorice all sorts. Yum! I think the slightly mismatched black stripes will add interesting movement to the quilt so no need to worry about them.


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