Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scrappy Strings Progress

I've made a dent (a teeny, tiny one) in my strings basket since I started making blocks last week for Covered in Love.  It's been kind of fun to do some basically mindless sewing.  Mainly because there's no dreaded math involved!

The strings basket was an overflowing mess.

I just started pulling out strings and scraps, ironing them, and stacking them into piles.  A lot of piles.

I got tired of that and got back to sewing blocks.  Added to the blocks I made last week, I have 20 blocks to mail to Kat and Cat for the block drive.

I didn't even come close to using up all the pieces stacked up in these piles, but I feel like I made some pretty good progress.  Especially when I look at the strings basket now. Dare I hope?

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Quilting Addict -


  1. I can see a big difference in your string basket! Your blocks are so bright and fun, too :)

  2. That's amazing. I didn't think a string basket would ever go down, but you have proved me wrong.

  3. So pretty!! And what a difference in your scrap basket! I'm just getting ready to press some scraps and this gives me the incentive I need.

  4. Hooray for a nice set of blocks for Covered in Love!!! Using up scraps is SEW much fun... even if you find it difficult the tell that you used any at all. :o))

  5. Wow you did make quite a dent in the basket, and all for a good cause!

  6. String sewing is perfect when there's a great tv show on, or you're sewing with friends and chatting. It's been a long time since I've hit my own bin, but seeing yours makes me want to jump back it. I need to organize this as a go to project to have ready. There are more snowy days ahead! Thank you for the inspiration once again.

  7. Your string basket does look less crowded, but I am wondering, did any of those fall into another basket (trash). Lol. I am working on mine this week and I see absolutely no usage out of my scraps. I may have to make twice as many just to see the top of my string bin. :)

    Your blocks really look nice.