Friday, December 28, 2018

String-Along!

Serendipity...
the quilting world is exploding with lots of fun inspiration and opportunities to do some string piecing. Step #4 of the Good Fortune mystery involved string piecing and it was really fun.

Bonnie Hunter's new book called String Frenzy has just been published. I have been drooling over the quilts and reading every word. I love a well written, concisely organized book. And is it weird if I even love the smell of this book!!?!??? LOL

Humble Quilts is having a stringalong for 2019 with a linky party at the end of each month, so I'll be participating in that for sure.


AND there is a Moda String-Along happening TODAY with a block check in on January 7th. My friend Debby is coming over and we are going to sew until we drop. I'm going to start with these two bags of scraps.


In February Bea is hosting a "Dust off a quilt book" blog hop. I had already signed up and wanted to make a string quilt based on Gwen Marston's string book. 
And now everywhere I look I am surrounded by string projects, string books, and string quiltalongs. 

Maybe I have died and gone to heaven?!?!

After I finish sewing the two big bags of scraps above, I'll start in on this huge bin and make a fantastic string quilt for Bea's blog hop.

***AND... step #6 of the Good Fortune mystery was posted today and guess what? 
More string piecing!

Linking up to Oh Scrap!

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun year ahead! It seems everyone is on board to use up some strings,

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  2. We have gone string crazy. Got the new book for Christmas too and have been reading it but would really like to be sewing instead! So many things to do and just not enough time!!!

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  3. I have been wanting to make a selvage quilt for some time so I will be watiching!

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  4. I have never done much string piecing but with the clue today I guess i will get in some practice

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  5. I too have String Fever... I keep seeing all these posts. My word for 2019 is FINISH... I'm still going to start a few string quilts!

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  6. I don't have Bonnie's book yet, but I did get "Strip Quilt Secrets" by Diane Knott for Christmas. There are several string quilts in it that are tempting me. The year new hasn't started yet and I'm already planning too many new projects.
    Pat

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  7. I love using strings! I'm off to check out the string-alongs you've linked...

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  8. String quilts are so much fun. Messy, but worth it.

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  9. I've never tried string piecing, but I'm going to give it a try for the latest Good Fortune clue.

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  10. I just got two books from the library about string/strip piecing. I haven't really done any but it looks like it might be in my future.

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  11. All the posts about string piecing are probably what got me to thinking about playing with string piecing, too. I'll look forward to seeing what you create!

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  12. I'm working on a string quilt right now! I think they are so popular, because we all have these leftover bits that need to be used up. xoxo

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  13. It is going to be hard for me to not participate in a String Along. I might as well join in too. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  14. Serendipity indeed! Strings seem to be the scrap to work on in 2019! At the beginning of December I had decided 2019 I would work on them and selvages since 2018 was my Crumby Year and my crumbs have been significantly reduced.

    Here's to a New Year with silly strings!

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  15. Wow - lots of potential string blocks and opportunities there.

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