I was at the thrift store shopping (I know that’s no surprise). While there I walked past the rack of clothes that still have tags on them. I rarely buy anything off the rack. Usually everything is either very small or very large. I saw a quilt on the rack. I pulled it off the hanger is was on and laid it out. Hmm. It looked pretty good. I can see a couple blocks that got twisted but I didn’t think that was a big deal. It was more of a conversation piece than anything.
I noticed that the binding was even sewn onto it. Wow. I wonder why someone quit on it. I looked at the price tag $8. I decided that was a good price. I was willing to take it home and find a binder or bind it myself and pass it along as a charity quilt….
Yep. That’s why the maker passed the quilt on. I finally figured it out. The backing wasn’t big enough. I’m guessing they sewed the binding down, flipped it over and discovered this…
Well I am not very discouraged about this. It’s a minor set back. The binding will need to be seam ripped off, the border cut narrower all the way around and then the binding put back on. No biggie. If anyone wants to volunteer for this quilt and pass it along to charity that would be great….Here’s my email if you want to volunteer….email@example.com. If no one wants to tackle it, I’ll set it aside and grab it next time we’re going on a car ride. I’ll rip it out while Hubby drives.
Well being there was a quilt here I wondered if maybe there might be some quilting supplies. I made a beeline right to the craft section. There was a bag there. It said $10 on it. It was a zipper bag so I opened it just a bit ….Ya, I decided I’d go beyond my normal scrap bag budget and buy this for $10.
I am really wondering if this quilt was a Bonnie Hunter fan. Look…string blocks.
I sorted them all out. Hmmm. A few of different colors and sizes.
Then I dug a little deeper and found the thing that enticed me by the bag…THESE!!
Do you recognize what they are?
String Spider Web blocks!! I pulled them all out, sorted and counted. There are a total of 80 quarter square blocks. That would make 20 full blocks….that’s quite a few. All are in some state of needing attention. That’s fine with me. I have more time to trim and rip papers than I do to sew the blocks.
There were a couple kites that hadn’t been sewn in the package. That’s perfect in case I want to make more blocks. I’d have to try hard to match the red and if you’re tried to match reds before, you know that can be terrible.
There are enough as is to make a nice lap sized quilt. I think I’d sew the blocks together then put on a border and then a piano key border. That would make it an okay size for donating…..but then again, there is Bonnie Hunter’s new string quilt book coming out and look at the front cover. It’s a spider web quilt. Hmm…To do? To do?
In the meantime I’ll be trimming the blocks and getting them in shape. I have my whole life to decide what to do with them….or who knows, maybe I’ll pass them on to someone who will make it into a charity quilt.
Also in the bag were these…Disappearing 4 patch blocks.
This block was in the mix too.
Does anyone know of a good place that takes orphan blocks. I often get them in scrap bags and thought maybe I should start a box for them and once I get more, pass them on.
It was a fun bag to purchase. I am actually wondering if the person is a Bonnie Hunter fan. I know others have made and designed spider web blocks but the many other string blocks has me wondering too. Regardless, her passing it along made me happy and down the road might make another happy as what I do with them will likely charity related.