String Challenge

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I didn’t think I was going to get anything done for the string challenge. I ended up at an auction on Saturday and Sunday I spent the day dealing with all the things I bought. That meant no sewing time.

Then about 2pm on Sunday I remembered that Little Women was going to be on PBS. I had missed it last week. But was hopeful that they might re-air it right before the new episode….I checked and they did. Then I formulated a plan. We’d have an early supper and from 6-9pm I’d watch Little Women. I was so excited for the plan.

Then I realized that I could do a little treadling while I watched.

I’ve gotten so I really do enjoy treadling.  It’s pretty peaceful.  I just so wish there were more hours in a day….I can’t fit in all the things I love.

Here are the blocks I finished….

a total of nine….not a lot, but progress.

At about 8:15pm I packed up the treadle and put everything away deciding to watch the rest of the show and do nothing else.  I found I was watching more than treadling anyway.

Then about 8:30pm the neighbor kids came over to visit and have an apple.  They stayed for about 20 minutes and I missed my show.  Bummer.  Happily there are reruns on PBS and I can hook up with it again and finish watching sometime in the near future.

It was good to get back to the treadle…good to make some progress.  I’m hoping that I can get these guys trimmed and the paper removed before next week.

I’ll see you back here next week!!

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7 thoughts on “String Challenge

  1. Jackie Goosen

    Thanks for the reminder of the string challenge. My youngest is going to work at a local Christian camp as a counselor and wants to take her newest quilt I made her…I said NO! I will a make her a scrappy quilt to take. So, I will get busy on a string quilt that will be her camp quilt.

  2. Janice

    I love the look of string quilts! Yours is perfect. I am new to quilting and have not yet made one of these types of quilts. I notice the widths are all different. What is the approximate width of the variation of the strips? Thank you! I do enjoy your blog!

  3. Nell

    And some crazy people (me) use 3/4 of inch as their smallest size. . .
    String piecing is on my must do list for summer. I have not had time during the school year and I miss it.

  4. Ellen

    I’m doing a string quilt using 2-1/2 inch strips. Each row will be a different color, and all the fabrics are so bright that I’ll likely separate them by some narrow, neutral sashing. I put mine on a Muslim foundation, or what I call ugly fabrics, meaning something I’ll never use elsewhere.

  5. Ellen

    Oops. That is muslin foundation, and not Muslim. I’d already caught 3 auto correct mishaps and hate I missed this one.

  6. Linddylou

    I just finished a small table topper, used strips 2” – 1” any size that fit.

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