If you remember last post I had sorted my overflowing string scraps by color. I decided to start tackling them by taking the two largest piles and making a traditional style string quilt.
I am foundation piecing on top of phone book pages to make 6.5" blocks of my true-blue (not teal) and brown scraps. I had really hope for bigger blocks, more like 8.5", but I live in a rather rural area and even by bumming a phone book from the nearest city I was only able to get a book just under 7" wide. So far 46 of a hoped-for 130 blocks are done.
The fun part of a quilt like this is deciding on the layout. From the traditional diamonds in the top picture to zig zags or a growing echo-diamond.
At this point I think I like the traditional small diamonds best, but I am reserving judgement until I have more blocks to rearrange and look at.
Linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.