Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Placemats String Quilt Blocks

Using coffee filters as a stabilizer for my string blocks I finished the tops for 2 placemats. Blocks are 5.5 inches unfinished and then sewed 1.5 inch unfinished strips together to go around the blocks twice. Love using up the scraps and orange is a favorite color.

Background fabric for the placemats purchased at my new quilt shop, The Quilt Nook, in Gillette, Wyoming.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Back to Blogging...Finally

The time-consuming task of selling home, emptying the entire contents and moving out of state is now behind me so I am able to get into some sewing again. We are from "settled" with the majority of household items in storage in Battle Creek and home not yet purchased here in Gillette but our little apartment is feeling more comfortable and we are familiarizing ourselves with our new home town.

I have a bare bones sewing station set up in our apartment living room with a string quilt project started making placemats.

My piles of "strings" ready for making blocks.