I am making a quilt for Hands2Help run by Confessions of a Fabric Addict, this is the second year I will be participating in this charity quilt challenge. You can see the quilt I made and donated to Ronald MacDonald House last year here. I will again be making and donating a quilt to Ronald MacDonald House.
Back to my string over abundance and what to do with them. Strings and string blocks go hand in hand.
I sorted the strings by colour. Then set to work using them up. The idea was to use up all or the vast majority of them.
|all sorted and ready to go|
|laying out strings|
Some of the fabric strings date back to the 90's. The size of the strings were anywhere from 1'' to 2 inches and various lengths. I used some older 2 1/2'' strips, the newer ones I kept for another project.
|lighter string blocks|
I made 80 blocks and these are the strings I have left, they didn't seem to go down at all. I think overnight the fabric/sewing fairy has been adding to them.
|after 80 blocks the strings appear to be growing|
I had some great help laying out blocks.
|my 'little helper'|
|I can see a few blocks I should have moved for better colour flow|