Friday, February 12, 2010

string block for Rachel

Here's what I made today:
It's my block for Rachel of p.s. i quilt. She is the February person in our bee beautiful group. She sent the fabric strings and said we could use whatever fabric we wanted for the center strips--I decided to use all greens. I think I have enough leftover to make another block and am planning on using purple for the centers of that one. Her tutorial for this block is here. It's the first time I've used small stitches along with paper piecing; I should have done it that way sooner! I set my stitches at 1.5 and the paper ripped off really easily.

I am planning on making a little chicken block tutorial in the next few days so check back for that....

also--please go over to the Handmade Olympics and vote for my Noah's Ark Quilt! Thanks so much to those that have already voted :).

10 comments:

Mandy Noble said...

Hi, I made the same block for a pillow this week, but in silks.

have a look
http://madewithlovebymandy.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Love it! This is one of my favorite ways to use scraps. I need to make a whole quilt for myself doing this... I just never seem to get around to it! I've used blocks like this in sampler quilts before, though. They're always my favorite.

Blue Is Bleu said...

So pretty :) I'm so excited to make mine... need to find the time this coming week! I did paper piecing for the first time last mth and I'm hooked!

Elizabeth said...

What colorful scrappy goodness! Thanks for sharing!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I love that block.... Fun... Oh, I can't wait for the chicken tute... I wanna play with that one!

Sara said...

Can't wait for your tutorial for the chicken blocks, they are so cute!

Leslie said...

this block looks great! i love the vintagey fabrics in there.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Wow! You are very near to making me actually want to start quilting.

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

this block is indeed beeeeautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love it. Love all the fabrics. Love the shapes they make sewn together.