Thursday, March 4, 2021

First Strings of the Year

I decided to go ahead and get working on the string blocks during our snow storm.  These are the string blocks foundation pieced onto batting that CiL did for our Jan/Feb drive.   You can see my tutorial on how I am assembling and "quilting" them here

I'm having a lot of fun picking our color groups and playing with  patterns. The top quilt is pink, purple, and yellow moving in a diagonal across the quilt.  

Next is blue, aqua, and green color blocks.  I've decided it looks best when I have all the stripes slanting the same direction. 

I tried to get pictures of the diagonal wavy quilting I did through the blocks, but it's hard to see. You can just see it on the upper right against the navy blue fabric.  

I've gotten lots of blue blocks already so I did a color fade on this one. Lastly, the one I showed from the tutorial, is an orange and red checkerboard with horizontal quilting lines through the blocks.

They're fun to make and easy because the quilting step is basically already done! Sundae is also enjoying these pre-padded blocks. She's an expert at keeping them from flying away ;)

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 700 so far! During March/April we are supporting the Hands2Help Challenge instead of our normal block drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved. 

Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday


  1. Those really turned out nice. I know they will be treasured.

  2. Such colorful quilts, Kat!! What a good studio assistant you have there. Nice work, Sundae!

  3. These are so bright and vibrant! I love how you've combined the colors, and those little zingy contrast strips were such a great design idea. Lovely finishes, Kat!

  4. They look great. And, wow! you are making terrific progress on them. But Sundae is on a huge stack of blocks there... so you've got a lot to still do!

  5. Wonky strings! These are so pretty. What a stack of blocks. Whew!

  6. Hi,
    Beautiful quilts...I really like the orange
    one. Have a great day!

  7. I mailed mine off today. They look so lovely and bright, What an extra bonus that they come together quickly!

  8. Beautiful, O I mean the blocks too, but Sundae!

  9. This string pattern was fun and easy to sew. I really like the movement and energy created by the colorful blocks..