Friday, January 4, 2008

January Lotto string blocks done!


I'm still feeling a bit blah, but I did get into the sewing room and make 8 string blocks for the About.com BOM Lotto. 4 pairs of one dark and one light block per pair. I do like string quilts...maybe I should make one to keep for myself! Last one I did was for NAQG Community Projects...I took a bag of strings"no one wanted to mess with", sewed strips together and cut squares from the resulting fabric. Added some HST's and a somewhat off the wall layout. The colors were not anything I would have thought wold work together...strings of pinks,teals, rusts and HST of a minty green print and red with grey dots. Sounds bad, but I like the way it all worked out. The backing was from the guild stash...a huge poly blend calla lily print that had the colors from the top in it and a dark blue background. What a happy coincidence!

4 comments:

Vicky aka stichr said...

I like the dark and light blocks tog there. I never would have thought about combining them like that. And the mint with the red is very interesting, I can see it working in a room setting like Kaffe Fasset would create. Putting things tog that you would never dream of doing yourself.

Alycia said...

Very nice string blocks - I like how the red quilt came together!

Carol E. said...

The quilt looks great!

kate said...

I really like the layout of this quilt...it just moves!!!