These string blocks are for Sarah, and these fabric choices are a classic example of her great eye for color. (seriously, click on all those links to see some of her amazing quilts!)
We were directed to this tutorial in case we hadn't done string blocks before, which I hadn't. And I think I'm hooked now. Sarah included the 6" paper pieces for us - she had used an old phone book! Genius! The paper was nice and thin. Instead of just throwing it in the recycling I now know what to do with the phone book that was just delivered the other day.
My only annoyance were a couple teensy tiny corners that won't lay flat. And now upon further inspection will probably just be swallowed up in the seam allowance. Oh well. I love them though, and love the fun colors!
This block was made for Amy - Park City Girl. She sent us some gorgeous girly florals and some adorable hand embroidered squares that she had designed herself. She's a super creative soul - have you seen what else she has been up to?
I decided I wanted to put the embroidery into the center of a star and remembered all of those cool wonky stars that were out there last fall. I used this great tutorial and whipped it up in no time - because the tutorial was easy to follow, not because of me. It didn't turn out as wonky as I would have liked, but I still like it.
Now to get them in the mail before the 31st!