Today is scrappy Saturday over at SoScrappy blog. The color Angela chose for the February challenge is red. Since Valentine's Day is this month, I designed this quilt in Electric Quilt. There isn't a string block in the block library, so I drew one.
I sorted my red and neutral scraps. My scraps are sorted mostly by strip width instead of color so it took awhile to go through all of my scraps.
I made a few string blocks today. I normally draw a line down the center of the foundation paper before I start to sew, but there really is no need to do that because you can just place your ruler down the center of the block between the colors if you are doing a two color block. I trimmed these to 8 1/2".
I still have 32 blocks to sew, but here is what the quilt looks like on my design wall so far. These string blocks are pretty addictive. I chain pieced them through my machine this afternoon while watching a movie.
We had 3 or 4 inches of snow today on top of the ice coating that is still covering everything. We really didn't need any more winter weather, but it did look pretty coming down.
Hope you all had some time to take a few stitches today. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.