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Monday, December 06, 2010

Design Wall Monday


There hasn't been much activity in the sewing room the past few days but when there was, I worked on the string blocks for the Quiltville mystery, Roll Roll, Cotton Boll. While working on string blocks, my GO! Scrappy 1 is being ignored.

This morning instead of sleeping, I'm thinking of this pushed aside project and came up with a plan. For each string block I complete, I will lay out a scrappy block and sew it together. It's a 9 patch with 8 seams and doesn't take too much time to sew. Before long, I'll have 10 more string blocks made and all of my stars will be completed. Then I can start sewing sashing on while I work on more string blocks. Sometimes I scare myself with my big plans!

I am having a blast with these blocks. My scrappy heart is singing as I pull a string out of the bin and lay it down. I love the fish and the bees. I can't wait to see what comes next.

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14 comments:

Bonnie said...

These blocks look great. From a distance they look elegant with the play of creams, beiges, whites etc. I'm not actually doing this mystery but I am saving all the directions so I can do it later... but then, I haven't finished last years mystery yet. Heck, I'm probably on clue 3 or something.

Teaquilts said...

Love your light prints in the string blocks. You have a lot of variety in your scraps. I'm still trying to get rid of scraps from the 19th century. LOL I'm not doing the mystery either (saving steps) but do love that you are posting your progress so I can follow here instead of the yahoo group. There are way too many messages with everything else on my schedule so I can't read each group e-mail and following the links.

Amy said...

Your string blocks look great, I am collecting the steps for the mystery for January, but it is fun to see your progress. Good luck with your sewing plans.

Kare said...

You certainly have your plate full! How many more blocks do you have to make for Scrappy 1? They all look gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Your string blocks look great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who works on 2 things at a time! LOL Working on those strings is on my to do list for today, as well as doing the next 2 blocks for the 100 block challenge.

Charlene S said...

Another way to get time on both is to work 30 minutes on strings and 30 minutes on scrappy stars. I wish I had your variety of neutral scraps. I am not doing mystery b/c I have NO neutral scraps...black or brown is my neutral. LOL

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a great idea for bribing yourself to finish the string blocks! I'm thinking of skipping that step myself!

Chris said...

Your string blocks are wonderful. I love all the neutral fabrics together like that :)

Kathie said...

great ide3a to set aside a few minutes to work on a project you are enjoying.

AnnieO said...

I've downloaded Bonnie's clues for RRCB but the string blocks are a bit scary--the only other time I made string block they were paper pieced and I have never finished them, LOL! Yours look terrific all trimmed and ready to go. Good luck on satisfying your need for progress with your sewing plans. It's a good thing.

Gari said...

What a great plan. I love your string blocks and I like the idea of working on two projects at once. I need to do that so I can get a couple of UFOs done. Thanks.

Dena said...

Your string blocks look great Judy and I love your color palette. I came across a pattern for string blocks with a twist that I want to do but first I have to find where I put the directions. LOL

scraphappy said...

Brilliant plan, I hope it works. Love your fun neutrals. What a great way to use them all up.

kwiltnkats said...

There are a lot of design walls with RRCB Clue 3 on them. I do like your fish and bees. Do you have any of the year 2000 fabric BH suggested we might? Not me, but I've got lots of dog bones and cat paw print strips ready to go in.