|I'm kind of stuck on my purple sashed paintbox, as I'm waiting for some fabrics that I've ordered from Connecting Threads. I've used their fabrics, but not their new solids and I've seen good reviews. The sale price was $2.99 a yard, so I'm going to give it a try. Anyway, I thought maybe I should get back to the string blocks for Roll Roll Cotton Bowl while I wait. I've tried to like making string blocks, and now, I've made 24 and I still don't like them. I know that many people do, and many people find them mindless sewing, but I find them boring and stressful, as I am constantly worried if the strings are long enough. Even on these two I had to add a bit before I cut them out. I decided to make a smaller version, and googled and found this one, she didn't really do string blocks, but I liked the size and the looks of her's about 56 x 74, and I like not needing to make any more string blocks, lol. Maybe, if I get busy, I'll be able to make some good progress on my RRCB while I wait. I've probably got more than I need of the little half square triangles since I'm making it much smaller, and that seemed to be most people's second stumbling block. Anyway, I feel much happier about my RRCB and less string blocks. Not only that, I've found another nice blog. |
PS I almost got to go to a Bonnie Hunter workshop. They were having one about 50 miles from me and when I was going to sign up they said that they hadn't had enough sign up (unbelievable) but that there were two 75 miles away. Unfortunately, the one 75 miles away has a quilt with lots of string blocks. I decided not to take it, for the reasons above concerning string blocks. However a friend and I are going to go to the Lecture/Trunk Show which is still on at the 50 mile location. I am really looking forward to seeing Bonnie's program, it's on June 16th at 7 pm. We are going to make a night of it, go early and have dinner, do a little shopping at the fabric store, and see Bonnie. She is a new quilter, but after the lecture, I'll bet she's a Bonnie fan, too.