My mojo is missing. 🙁
For some reason I’ve been in a funk lately and can’t get motivated to get in the sewing room. I just made a long overdue trip to Kansas City to see my mom, sisters and BFF so hadn’t touched my sewing machine in over a week. Yesterday I went down to find something (anything!) to do and this overstuffed bag of scraps caught my eye.
Most of these strips are first cuts to straighten fabric and I used to throw them away. Then string blocks became popular and I thought they might be useful. In all my years of quilting I’ve never made a string block because it always seemed too much like paper piecing which I detest (too tedious and hate ripping paper!). It really wasn’t too bad, though, so I’ll probably continue and make enough blocks for a quilt to donate to Heartstrings.
This was mindless which is just what I needed. Some of the strips were wonky so I placed the middle strip off-center and it’s a little wide, but not bad and I can say I’ve made a string block! It got me going anyway and I loaded the Dutchman’s Puzzle UFO on the frame so I can finish up the borders. No fabric used this week but any progress on a quilt is a step in the right direction!
My weekly stats:
Used this week: 0
Used year to date: 270 yards
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased year to date: 98 yards
Net year to date: 172 yards used –
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