My string boxes are overflowing so I decided I had better work on some string quilts. I sorted out the skinniest colored strings and left the fatter strings and low volume strings for some other quilts. To start with I will work on 3 different colored skinny string quilts.
These blocks are inspired by blocks I saw on Flickr a long time ago. I like how the blocks are divided into hot and cold sections and how the gray is used. But I went a different route.
Then I sorted out all the black multicolor strings and dug through a drawer of 6.5 inch squares and came up with a "Let's Party" theme for the center squares. I'm making all my string blocks 6.5 inch square with black strings on the diagonal and on the outside of the blocks. These blocks will finish at 18 inches so I only need 12 blocks total in a 3x4 layout that will measure 54 x 72.
These are the 6.5 inch squares I'll use as the centers for Let's Party. After I finish the blocks for this one I'm thinking I may make another one with a different theme.
These are really really really really old string blocks. It's about time I make more and get a quilt made with them. I used a tutorial from The Long Thread to make these Crossed Quilt blocks that finish at 9.5 inches. I have 10 old blocks and will aim for a twin sized quilt.
Then with some really short skinny strings I made some scrappy string blocks like I saw at Den Syende Himmel. As I make the other two skinny string quilt blocks I'll accumulate the shorter strings to use in these blocks.
I've been cutting an eclectic mix of mostly floral 5 inch scraps to use as the backgrounds.
I will not use sashing in the quilt. Somewhere along the line I think I figured out I need 252 five inch squares for the size of quilt I have in mind.
I've been using some black waste triangles for what will be the centers of all these string blocks.