Design wall 10/26/15 string blocks

I’ve become obsessed with finishing these blocks. I have 41 more to make before I can start putting them together. Last night I took the Ks row by row off the wall and started putting the string blocks up. My wall isn’t big enough to put all of them on………here’s how it looks now.

Hoping to finish making the rest of the small blocks this week and start putting them into bigger blocks and working on the sashings. We’ll see!

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KS row by row possibilities………….

I guess it’s a good thing about leaving the row by row on my design wall as it  keeps it on my mind. Several years ago I made a quilt from the Wizard of Oz fabric line and I wondered if I had any of the fabric left over and if it would possibly work in my KS quilt. (Since Dorothy was from Kansas.) I had no plans of digging around and trying to find it (since I wasn’t even sure I had any left).

The strip quilt I’m working on has my attention at the moment. I’m not cutting any strips but going through tubs of leftover fabrics looking for strips that are less than 2″ wide. Well, as luck would have it, I just happened to run across the leftover Wizard of Oz fabric! Although there’s not a lot of it, there is more than I thought!! I’m thinking I might add another row to my quilt. Think Dorothy would look good as a row across the bottom? I would have to add to it because it isn’t wide enough.

If I put Dorothy in there, I could use up these fabrics too!

I have one more piece that I fussy cut squares from.

  Sure wish I had the whole piece! 😳 oh well……

Eventually I’ll start working on getting all this put together. For now though, I’m going back to strings. I’m halfway done with them!! Yea!


Design wall 10/19/15 string blocks

I still have the Kansas row by row on the wall from last week. I have no idea what I’m going to do at this point, so I just look at it……..eventually something will strike me and I’ll work on it. Until then, I will continue to make string blocks. I need a total of (256) 5 1/2″ squares. So far I’ve made 107.

I need 140 more, so a few more days of working on them and I’ll be halfway done.😀 then I can start putting them together. I sure hope this quilt comes out like I want it to….😳

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Design wall 10/12/15 Kansas row by row

Since my Kansas row by row quilt top is due before the blue and white row by row is, I decided to get it out and on the wall. I have no idea at this point as to what I will do with it. Hmmmmm…………..

I placed the rows in different places and finally decided that I like the rows best like this. Now I have to decide on sashings and borders.

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Design wall 10/5/15 string, panel and row by row

Here it is another Monday. Boy, they seem to come fast!

I was gone a few days last week so not much sewing took place. I have to decide what to do with my rows from the row by row exchange. For now they are hanging on my design wall. Along with the extra blocks I have…….

Hmmm…….since I don’t know what to do with it at the time, I’m sewing on a few string blocks. I need lots of these, so I sew on them in between other projects. 

What I really want to sew on is another panel quilt. I have a cougar panel that has been sitting around for years and I want to do the same thing with it that I did with the deer panel. I found a couple of blue fabrics that match the blue in the panel but I don’t have a good background fabric, so it will have to wait.  

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