Fun stuff on the design wall today! The patchwork mosaic blocks from September's block challenge are still coming in, but I have enough already to put the first top together.
With September wrapping up it's time to think about next month's block drive. Rhonda from the Tyler Modern Quilt Group gave me a bunch of foundation pieced string blocks which got me thinking, scrappy strings would be a great block drive for October!
Remember, these blocks go toward Covered in Love giving quilts to people who lose loved ones in the hospital.
Foundation pieced string blocks are super easy to make. First cut 11" squares from some scrap fabric. I used an old sheet, you could also use muslin. It won't be seen, so it doesn't matter what's on this fabric. Then grab your string scraps. For this quilt let's go crazy, no color scheme, everything goes! Start by putting a string across the foundation diagonally face up. Then grab another string and lay it on top face down. Sew a quarter inch seam along the side and press open.
Continue adding strings and pressing them out, make sure each one is long enough to cover the foundation square. When you get to the corner, flip the block around and continue adding strings to the other side until you cover the entire foundation.
Once you have covered the entire foundation in strings you'll need to trim the block. This is easiest to do from the back so you can see the foundation. Trim to 10.5" square.
If you want to send in a block or twelve please leave a comment or send me an for the address. With the blocks Rhonda gave me we are already most of the way toward one top, I'd love to make three tops this month!
Linking to Oh Scrap! and Design Wall Monday.