Monday, February 25, 2019

Getting Started On the String Blocks

Lori, over at Humble Quilts is having a Stringalong this year. I missed the first linkup even though all the scraps were sorted and the papers were cut to size. This month I was determined not to allow procrastination to win.
String blocks
There's something about foundation piecing that just gets under my skin. It's super easy, the end results are wonderfully accurate and I thoroughly dislike doing it. But I have my reasons for why I determined to follow that piecing path for this particular quilt. So be it. This little stack of string blocks represents approximately a quarter of all the string blocks that will be needed for my projected string quilt {a decent start}. It will have every other blocks of some yet-to-be-determined fabric as well. 
The last basketball season for this  #4
Saturday afternoon found us in Tacoma. We were there watching our sons last high school basketball game as they lost out in a regional game. He wanted to choose #4 for his uniform, because it's the same number his older brother wore. It's been great fun watching him play, but wowsers, this mama is a wee bit tired of the basketball whirlwind of games! He's pretty much decided to bail on baseball this year and will probably end up joining the tennis team 'just for fun' instead. Senior year is tough. We are just enjoying watching him grow up and become the wonderful young man that he is. I'm really curious though, wondering if he was the only kid to bring along a quilt for the bus ride? Ah... a kid after my own heart...

11 comments:

  1. Well, you haven't buckled and already have quite a few blocks made. Senior year is hard on kids and parents alike. Sweet about your son and his quilt. I bet the rest of the team wished they were macho enough to have had one.

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  2. I have never cared for the foundation piecing either and rarely do it.

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  3. I remember an article about the "Last Last Time" - that bittersweet year before they leave home. Each event is finally the last one. I never thought I'd wish to have that time over but I do.

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  4. It is so sweet that your son took a quilt with him on the bus! And, I know just what you mean about being a bit tired of school sports. It was the often freezing cold outdoor sports that used to get me. It was years after they graduated before I could drive by the playing fields and not feel chilled!

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  5. I missed the link-up this month. Not too far behind though. I'm loving the stringing along.

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  6. I love your string blocks! I wonder if it really will put a dent in our scraps/strings??!!

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  7. Bittersweet, isn't it? Enjoy what's left of the school year. There are always new adventures to come. :)

    How far are you from Tacoma, or how often are you that direction? I'll be in Tacoma for 3 weeks starting late March, for family stuff.

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  8. But there were more than a few boys on the bus who WISHED they had brought a quilt...on so many levels :)

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  9. I don't enjoy making string blocks either

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  10. Love your string blocks - I am doing mine on fabric - no paper to remove!!!...much easier . . .

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  11. I’m doing my string blocks on lightweight fabric as foundation, too. It’s turning out well, and I am using up most of my scraps! My husband loves it and wants it for our king size bed, so it will be bigger than the small quilts I usually make.

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