Monday, January 9, 2017

I couldn't resist...

Some friends get together for coffee after the First Saturday BOM meeting at our LQS. This time, Karen brought a new project and asked for advice. So for most of the morning Saturday, we played with Karen's concept, looked at her fabrics, offered ideas, and just generally had a great morning.

Karen is participating in a newly formed bee at STLMQG and it's her turn to hand out the project this month. She chose string blocks a la Bonnie Hunter, and wanted guidance on how to present the project to her bee and what to ask of them. We offered advice and gave suggestions based on our experience with other bees.

I couldn't resist raiding my scraps when I got home, and I made a set of string blocks.

Karen, these are for you. They're trimmed to 6" and you can trim them down to the size you need. I'm passing along a few extra string scraps, too.

It was fun to make one set, and I'm glad I tried out the concept. I definitely learned that a whole quilt made using strings is not for me. That's the beauty of bee blocks - you get to make one, or a few, without having to commit to an entire quilt.

Karen, I'll pass the blocks and the scraps to you when I see you Saturday. Enjoy!

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Em's Scrapbag


  1. I agree that the beauty of bee blocks is trying something without needing to commit to make a slew of that (or learning that yes indeed you would enjoy it). Saturday sounds like a lovely time. :)

  2. Those blocks are so cute. I keep saying I'm going to make some, but they never seem to float to the top of the list.

  3. I find string blocks tedious, but I love crumb blocks

  4. Great string blocks. Bees can be tons of fun!

  5. It is fun to get to try out a concept, but not have to make a quilt full of blocks. Your string blocks are very bright and fun.

  6. Someone else...I think Ariane at Ariane's Quilts is doing a similar string project. Cool idea and another great use of scrap strips! Thanks so much for linking up your squirrel!

  7. What a fun way to spend a Saturday! And while string piecing a whole quilt might not be for you, you sure made some delightful blocks!