I say slowly because it's a pretty good sized quilt (for me) and those long lines of stitching take awhile to complete. But I'm plugging away, and it's moving along!
This quilt is my first time using minky for the backing. It is so soft and I knew my husband would love it, if I could successfully quilt with it.
So far, so good!
As I quilt along, I daydream about what I'd like to be trying, and finally took a break the other day to do some string piecing. I'd been wanting to try a rectangular block, using phone book pages as the foundations, so that's what I decided to play with.
After about an hour, just playing with my red scraps, I ended up with these -
The individual string blocks are trimmed to 6.5 x 9.5 inches, and my plan is to always have a dark string running through the middle, so that every set of four blocks creates a diamond shape. Four of these together should make a nice big finished block - 12.5 x 18.5. Of the four in the photo, I like the top two best because of the contrast, so I'll have to make some more of those!
Looks like these will become a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project for 2019 - something to work on throughout the year!
Wishing all of you a happy and safe New Year, filled with all your favorite things!
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