Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Strings

I just finished up making 64 string blocks for the current HGTV string block swap. As usual I have ended up with more strings in my collection than I started with. I've got stings in bags and boxes all over the place.





It would be easy enough to use up the long strings, but I have a lot of shorter strings.


As if I didn't have enough of the little stuff, my BFF Ann sent me a bag of crumbs. She didn't say it but I thought I heard that voice again saying "I dare you". I have sewn many of them together to make bigger scraps.


I have found the perfect pattern for little pieces, where else, but at Bonnie Hunters Quiltsville.
The pattern is called String Spiderweb.




7 comments:

Mary said...

Shorter coins are great for Chinese Coins quilts too. Is this a block you've already made or is it one from Bonnie's quilt?

Deb in AZ said...

Gee Zizzy- it has been a while since I checked your blog. You have been one little energizer bunny! The Spider Web caught my eye since I am once in a while cutting paper templates for my spider web quilt(slightly different pattern from an old booklet). Now you be sure to keep on sewing those web blocks and share the progress- ok? I won't be starting mine until next year.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Barbara,
Better stringy blocks than stringy hair.

Awesome webby block.

Lori in South Dakota said...

string blocks are addicting!

bingo~bonnie said...

zizzybob, whooo hooo for you :) and having all your blocks done already! You can bet if I didn't ahve over 1000 mini 9 patches here as well as all the other projects exploded all over the dingin room, I'd be making my stirng blocks already too :)

but for now they are what I'm using as motivation to get everything else done :)

I la,la,LOVE your spiderweb string - that solid yellow is GREAT!@!!! :) :) Your friend is gonna be amazed to how her scraps and crumbs grew up to be so pretty by coming to live at your home for a while! :)

Can't wait to see more photos of your spiderweb stirngs :) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

zizzybob, whooo hooo for you :) and having all your blocks done already! You can bet if I didn't ahve over 1000 mini 9 patches here as well as all the other projects exploded all over the dingin room, I'd be making my stirng blocks already too :)

but for now they are what I'm using as motivation to get everything else done :)

I la,la,LOVE your spiderweb string - that solid yellow is GREAT!@!!! :) :) Your friend is gonna be amazed to how her scraps and crumbs grew up to be so pretty by coming to live at your home for a while! :)

Can't wait to see more photos of your spiderweb stirngs :) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

zizzybob, whooo hooo for you :) and having all your blocks done already! You can bet if I didn't ahve over 1000 mini 9 patches here as well as all the other projects exploded all over the dingin room, I'd be making my stirng blocks already too :)

but for now they are what I'm using as motivation to get everything else done :)

I la,la,LOVE your spiderweb string - that solid yellow is GREAT!@!!! :) :) Your friend is gonna be amazed to how her scraps and crumbs grew up to be so pretty by coming to live at your home for a while! :)

Can't wait to see more photos of your spiderweb stirngs :) Love from Texas! ~bonnie