Like most quilters, I have a difficult time throwing away small scraps and strings of fabric. I've been tossing mine into a basket for a long time, and I've actually
managed to make several string quilts and scrap projects. Recently though, I've noticed that my basket is overflowing.
So I started digging. Yikes!
Starting out slowly I pulled some pages from a Yellow Pages book and, using a paper foundation, made just one simple yellow string block.
Too ordinary and not enough fun! I just started sewing strips together.
I had seen several string quilts recently, so I pulled some gray fabric from my stash, and ended up with this cute quilt top for a baby quilt. I believe the quilt I used as inspiration was actually made with fabric selvedge edges.
Then I pulled some more stash and made the backing.
When I was cleaning up the scraps and shoving them back into the basket I found something in the middle of all those strings that brought back precious memories from when my grandsons were little enough to play in my sewing room. They had a blast with my strings basket, played for hours, and the mess only took 10 minutes to clean up.
I highly recommend it.
Oh -- what did I find? Aidan's little sock. Awwwwww! I must have sent him home without it. I think I'll keep it.