At the last count I saw, Val had received 33 blocks. Her (our!) quilt will be the spotlight item at the auction this spring.
If you haven't made a string block before, consider yourself warned: they are majorly addicting. I made Val's block during my weekly sewing circle. It was so incredibly fun, quick, and easy, that I just HAD to have another go. Just to make sure. So I scurried home and squirreled away into my studio to plot. The next day, this happened.
You see, we got this new sofa, and it was just begging for a bright pop of color in our otherwise neutral family room. (the family room is dark, so this is in the sunnier living room. use your imagination.)
And I happen to
It actually feels pretty good to cut into it. Even if just a few strips here and there. For the back of both pillows I used a blue print from the same fabric line.
The best part is, these pillows match my Urban Amish quilt - the first quilt I ever made! the straight strips work well together, even though the patterns are different. I KNEW there was a good reason for
The pillows are rather petite at 15" square. I have a feeling there's an oversized version in my future!