String blocks for December

String blocks for December

My right foot is on the mend after bunion surgery (November 22 and re-done December 2).  I can sew left-footed, though I didn’t realize how much I move around to get fabric from the shelf, stand at the cutting table, going over to the ironing board, sitting down to sew.  A bounty of strips given away at the guild holiday party this week provided more than enough for this month’s block. The pieced strips are a fun accent. Thanks...

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Eight string blocks

Eight string blocks

I was inspired by Sophie, Peggy and Ginny to use fabric bits that were on my sewing machine table and in my scrap stash which is in a shoe box next to my sewing machine. Some pieced strings were well on the way as leftovers from earlier projects, and all 6.5″ lengths came from pre-cut strips. Thanks...

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4 from Ginny

4 from Ginny

These are fun! Here are 4 from me, using assorted strings and scraps from my vast collection. 😉 I am always happy to get rid of some of these scraps, so thank you Sophie. I tried a couple of different methods because some of my scraps are a bit wonky and I was concerned about getting the blocks to lie flat. I pieced one of the blocks just by sewing the strips together, but for the other three I used foundations: one was a...

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