Evening in the Garden Quilts

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W.I.P. Wednesday 11/28/12

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Son of Midwest Modern

I love to make string blocks, but I really was going to use Christmas colors for my next one.  When I went to clean up my scraps from the M. M. Zig Zag quilt, I found that my strings have been breeding again, overflowing their containers, and the new pink and yellow ones wouldn’t even fit.  So here are thirty-five 8″ string blocks in that same color scheme.  Why mess with success?

Planning to sash them with pink and gold Kona solids.

In some ways, string quilts do seem free, don’t they?  In approaching it as a business, I’ve come to realize that I did already pay for all of that fabric, even the skinny,stringy edges.  Making a quilt from scraps costs exactly the same, just wringing more value out of the fabric.  Still, I like to make them, and I love the variety of fabrics from various projects that come together in string blocks.

I used pages from an IRA prospectus (already recycled paper), and after I ripped them off the blocks, we used them to start this evening’ fire.  Four uses?  Not bad.

Enjoy the process.

See more Work In Progress at Freshly Pieced.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

One thought on “W.I.P. Wednesday 11/28/12

  1. Sometimes scraps are the prettiest part of the fabric! I love your blocks and color palette!! Happy sewing 🙂

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