I had a nice pile of red strings, but I used up most of them rather early in the process, so I took some bigger scraps and cut strips with my rotary cutter.
Then, I just grabbed something and tried to make it work. If it wasn't long enough to go across the diagonal. I would piece somaller pieces together lengthwise. These 2 pieces went together.
I had a pile of triangle pieces I would use for the corners. But, sometimes I just had to use bigger chunks in the corners
I had a pile of strings that were not long enough that I would use as I got closer to the corner.
I tried to vary the width of each strip in the block
And sometimes I had to combine pieces to get a piece big enough
I tried to have light and dark in the same block and funny monsters are always fun
If I had fabric I didn't like I tried to sneak it in between something nice.
I used a rotating mat and trimmed the first two sides and then measured for second two sides. It wasn't always at the edge of the papers. I sat one evening and de- papered the backs.
And then I was all done. hooray
I am in the process of quilting roll roll cotton boll. Time is getting closer for the new mystery quilt from quiltville. but I am losing steam. My eyes are wandering to other projects. Jo started this nearly a year ago. A baby only takes 9 months. My challenge finishes here
Oh my goodness... I only have 3 unfinished Bonnie' quilts -- one is up for quilting as soon as I get a backing. The other two need borders or maybe not. I haven't done her mystery for several years. I may try it again this year. It looks like you've done a good job of getting the red strings done. I like the look of string piecing but eh -- don't like to do it all that much.ReplyDelete
You are making great progress on your string blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
Love seeing all your fabrics. Strings are a category I have not saved, though I sure have plenty of scraps. Good luck reaching your goal. I love Bonnie's designs but they sure do have a lot of small pieces, so I have not done a mystery. I'm just finishing up a version of Narragansett Blues.ReplyDelete
Nice work with your squares.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of progress and it sounds like you used up a lot of scraps. I'm trying to get On Ringo Lake into finished flimsy form before the next mystery starts.ReplyDelete
I started On Ringo Lake but am afraid it will end up being On Ringo Puddle. I'll get some of the blocks done but certainly not a big quilt. Waiting for Bonnie's new book. Are you? Keep plugging along with these two -- don't quit looking at the finish line!ReplyDelete
Oh this is impressive! You make me remember that I have two quilt tops--actually, On Ringo Lake is almost pieced--waiting. I love Bonnie's mysteries. Keep at it, you can do it!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your participation this week at the Show and Tell Monday !! BambiReplyDelete