String Fever seems to be going around, and I've got it bad!
Rachel at Stitched in Color is hosting another Scrap Attack Quilt Along, and this time the focus is on all those long strings hanging out in our scrap bins. Last year's quilt along was so much fun that I knew I'd have to join in again.
Jolene's Scrappy Strip Quilt, which I've been wanting to make ever since she wrote about it last September. My blocks are slightly smaller (due to an error I made when trimming the first block – oops!) and incorporate a good mix of tiny, skinny and fatter strings. (Oh, and check out my helper's adorable chubby little arm!)
The color scheme is bright and cheerful, just like my friend. I pulled virtually ever scrap of red, blue, aqua, purple, yellow, orange and green that I had in my cupboard, knowing that my friend will love the bold use of color in this quilt.
I just got through saying I can't stand improv piecing. But you know, I think I've realized that I'm okay with it on a quilt like this. Everything is still nice and straight-lined. Maybe it was all those solids and wonky piecing that I couldn't stand?
So far I have 12 of 16 blocks stitched up and ready to go. Finishing it is going to be fun!