Thursday, February 15, 2018

In the Pink (Strings)



The last few weeks I've been sorting strings and other scraps.   And I told myself if I'm going to keep these scraps I need to get something made out of them because they definitely take up a lot of space I don't have.  I sorted strings into four separate piles - 
1. pinks and whites
2.  earthy colors - greens, yellows, browns
3. light blues, grays
4. brights

I set aside the brights to use in donation quilts for kids. 

 I'm starting with the pink and white box. I'm surprised I have so many pink scraps but a lot of these were pieces left over from sheets I used for quilt backs for girls.  The nice thing about strings is that they are basically already cut so I don't have to do too much prep work. 

 I have decided to try something new and different with each box of strings.  
 So far I've made some BIG wedge paper foundations and made 16 string wedges.  I haven't trimmed them yet. 

I'm thinking about what to do next.  And I'm thinking I might have enough of this pink polka dot fabric for some pink string centers. 

I work on these a little bit in between working on projects that require more precision like making all those small flying geese for my Blind Man's Fancy sashing or like adding the outside circles to those Boho Roosters or like making a bunch of 2.5 inch scrappy purple HSTs for this week's RSC projects or like sewing up a dozen Drunkard's Path blocks every week.  

In the Pink (Strings) is for break times. 

19 comments:

audrey said...

Looks like fun Cathy! A total no-stress sort of quilt!

Julierose said...

That is one big honking box of pink and white strings, gal!! I am looking forward to seeing how you progress on those wedges...hugs, Julierose

Marly said...

So many strings in that box! I'm looking forward to seeing where your inspiration leads!

mangozz said...

You sure do have lots of fabric. I have a spiderweb quilt in progress too. It really is such easy, stress free sewing. I'll have to dig it out again and make some more progress on it. Thanks for reminding me.

Teresa said...

I think strings are fun to play with. looking forward to seeing how this finishes up

Janie said...

Good for you, using up scraps!
And dreaming of spring, me too.
I saw your photo of your sprouting bulbs in the window.

Connie said...

I absolutely love it when I can take scraps and make a quilt. It's like a free gift. I'm working on one right now called a tattered pioneer quilt and I'm using up all my flannel scraps.
The quilt in the post before this one . . . absolutely gorgeous!
I'm so glad I came by to visit today . . . you are an inspiration.
Connie :)

Louise said...

Like Julierose said, that's a honkin' big box of pink strings! It's nice to have a more casual project to work on in between the more precise piecing. Pink isn't a color I work with very often. I wish it wasn't so strongly associated with super sweet girliness, or it would be more versatile for donation quilts.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I miss playing with strings. I like your design and look forward to seeing where it goes!

Linda said...

Love that huge box of pink strings! Interesting to see what you create.

Quayquilter said...

looking forward to seeing how these turn out.

Pamela Arbour said...

I am really looking forward to seeing all of your ideas!

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

You've really piqued my interest with all of those beautiful scraps and strings. I can't wait to see how you put it all together. Happy sewing! Andrea

Shasta Matova said...

This looks like a great pattern for those strings. I am planning on making a string quilt, but plan to make a quick and easy pattern to get the strings in control.

Angie said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all those pink strings! Your starting point looks intriguing!

Ellen said...

I keep saving and I know that I have to knuckle down and get using! Good for you for getting motivated.

Kaja said...

I like the big wedges. That box of pinks reminded me of ice cream.

gayle said...

Whatever you do with these tall wedges, it's going to be spectacular. Can't wait to see!

Deana Jennings said...

I call these quilts sanity quilts. Some of those tedious projects are so gorgeous that we must take a break from them.