All About Strings Blog Hop

Oh strings… when I first “met” Bonnie Hunter I wasn’t all that excited about strings. Then I started piecing Bonnie’s Jamestown Landing and I really liked using odd bits to make blocks.

I had some string blocks donated that my cousin helped me assemble into donor quilts. Hmmm, pretty cool.

I took a class with Bonnie and made string blocks again.

This time they were colorful and even more fun.

I snuck a few little string block into this quilt.

And by then, I was hooked. Even more so when I discovered that string blocks make great leader/ender blocks! I started making blocks that were 9.5 inches square. Lots of them. Then I decided to see how many blocks were hiding in a bag of scraps. This bag.

I thought 10 blocks, or so.

Boy was I wrong! A total of over 44 blocks were hiding in that bag along with some scrap vortex sections. So I’m well on my way to a second string quilt. Here’s a photo of my first string top.

I hoped to get it done in time for the hop but it’s still in the flimsy stage. I’m having a little internal debate about borders or not but now that 2.0 has nearly all its blocks done, I’m thinking one of each!

Many thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for putting this together! Pop over to her blog to enter for a terrific Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate and visit my fellow hoppers to see even more stringy inspiration. Then, grab some strings (check out Bonnie Hunter’s website for great string tutorials) and put together some string blocks. They’re like potato chips…I best you can’t stop at one!

Happy quilting!


Wednesday, March 27th

30 responses to “All About Strings Blog Hop

  1. Hi Beth! Wow – 44 blocks. I never would have guessed. Pretty cat- what is his/her name? Do you use a backing or base for your strip pieces? I have seen several different ways of making the blocks and just wondered which method you use? ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Strings are just so stinkin much fun! Love all your stringy things! 🙂

  3. String blocks are like potato chips, that’s the perfect way to describe it. You have made lots of beauties with strings and your quilt for the hop is beautiful. What a great way to make them as leaders and enders. Thank you for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop! So much inspiration.

  4. Your string projects are all just, wow! You’re inspiring me to try another project after this hop.

  5. Gosh Beth, you are so talented, I love what you did with all of these strings and 44 .. that should make a pretty good sized quilt 🙂

  6. Love all your projects! Good luck finishing the quilt–I don’t think it needs a border, myself. Your comment about putting together strings for leaders and enders is a good idea–think I’ll do that too. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Strings can get messy, but oh so fun! All of you are inspiring me to dig into my bins again!!

  8. Ohh your blocks are wonderful. So creative. And they are kitty approved. Your quilt is lovely. It will be a so fun to use. Thanks for sharing today.
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  9. Wow so many string quilts! The scraps are never-ending!

  10. Your string projects are all lovely. My fav would be with the houses.

  11. Rosalind Gutierrez

    Wow you were on a roll with strips but put to such good use.

  12. Great top. Love Bonnie’s string quilts. Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Those look great! I love making the blocks.

  14. Wow! I think those scraps had babies while they were in that sack!

  15. Goodness!! Just how BIG was that bag?!?!

  16. I also am a big fan of Bonnie Hunter and would love to take a class from her. I see a string quilt in my future!

  17. Very very nice tyty for sharing your talents with us…

  18. Oh those strings are wiley and deceptive little things. When I do guild charity as I cut for kits any strings are thrown into kitty litter buckets. I have 3 that I have filled so far. We have made at least 4 quilts so far from them. I get pleas to bring me a handful of strings so I have some more variety. LOL

  19. Your quilt is wonderful and I like your idea of making one with a border and one without!! It is amazing how many blocks one can make from a bag of scraps!! Who would have thought there were two quilts worth of fabric in there!! Great leader/ender project to use up that fabric!

  20. Anita L Jackson

    Amazing! One little paper sack held such joy!

  21. It is absolutely amazing how addictive string blocks can become and how the more you use the bigger the scrap pile becomes. Great job. Keep up the good work ( as if you have a choice)

  22. I think you might be addicted – ha ha
    Love the String Star!!

  23. You have some really lovely string quilts I do like them all. Thanks for sharing all of them with us.

  24. All nice string quilts No, it is not easy to stop at just one for sure.

  25. Sharon in Florida

    Thanks for sharing your strong quilts. The star is beautiful and so are all those blocks. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  26. Great strings projects, love them all.

  27. joymcd305716439

    Awesome strings!! And love your kitty helper! xx

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