You may recognize the blocks on the right. Another member of the same group previously donated me her blocks from the same sampler, done with a black background. I decided to use strings for the setting this time.
|My initial pull for the sampler quilt|
Part of the reason I chose strings is that I was recently donated 2 large boxes of fabric, one almost all strings, which considerably increased my stash. It's so much fun getting to play with other people's scraps!
While I had the strings dumped out I set aside strings for a baby girl quilt I have coming up.
I wanted to use mostly white/low volume strings interspersed with some of the same colors from the blocks. I cut them into common widths and sewed them end to end into loooong strings, then sewed those into panels.
It's definitely busy, but I think I like it. Unfortunately there will be no more sewing today. It's back to the school grindstone and then work Thursday and Friday. If you're interested in helping with Covered in Love, remember our February block drive is going on here!
Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.