Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blocks done......on to sashing

63 String Blocks done!  
(Once I started I couldn't just do 2 a day)
I was proud of myself for not choosing matching fabrics but just letting them fall as they may.

Love the pile all trimmed to 8 1/2 inches square.
Always surprised at how different the sizes of the blocks are when done sewing.  The squaring up sure makes a difference.

Now on to the sashing....I debated whether to make them scrappy too.  
I think I will like the scrappy look to continue into the sashing.  

Happy Quilting!                           Lynda

PS:  Suzanne is hosting another Quilt Retreat at her home in February.  Of course, work always seems to get in the way so I can only attend one day but I am "sew" looking forward to it.   


Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Great string blocks, Lynda; well done not thinking matchy matchy! I know it is quite hard for many quilters.
Enjoy your quilting retreat with your friends:)

Denise said...

Oh my goodness...I can't wait to see this finished! you amaze me!

Oops-Lah said...

You did keep up the good work ;)! Well done!!! I'm sure whatever sashing you will choose, it will be fantastic. How does your scrap bin look in the meantime? All empty? Sorry that you won't be able to attend the whole sewing retreat, but one day is better than non, right?

Nicky and Patrick said...

I LOVE IT! I can't wait to see if finished too. You are great madre!