Saturday, August 13, 2011

White strings...


To continue with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for August (the colour being white), I decided to tackle my (not very large) pile of white strings - obviously I can't use these to make string hearts as I have been doing in other months as there's not enough contrast between the different whites and they won't work on the white/cream/COW backgrounds I've been doing the other heart blocks on. So, I decided to make a few blocks with random white strings in them - using Hawaiian shirt fabric leftover from my dad's shirts. I had forgotten that I still had a ton of fabric left, even after making a number of quilts from the shirts. I found the box with all the fabric in it when I was clearing out last weekend, so I decided to make the little scrappy one above (which is pieced onto a foundation) and then do some blocks with strips across them, like these:



I have nearly used all my white (and lighter coloured cream) strips now!

I will probably give the top one away, but keep the bottom blocks for myself, at least for a while, until some need or other arises. Unfortunately, I still have LOADS of Hawaiian shirt fabric. I will have to think of something else to do with it which uses up greater amounts (maybe some pieced backs...)

5 comments:

scraphappy said...

Lovely string blocks. The bits of white really give them a nice contrast and pattern. It is always so nice to get to the end of something, even if it is only the white scraps and not the Hawaiian shirts! I'm sure you'll miss them when they are gone.

Quilter Kathy said...

I really like the string blocks with the white centers! They would make a lovely bed size quilt!

Lynne said...

I like the way the white links those blocks together.

Needled Mom said...

Great strings. I love the colors you used with the white contrasts.

homeschooled said...

I am really enjoying you blog.
I love making white on white quilts to see if I can get enough contrast.
http://apiecefullife.blogspot.com/
Just finished one yesterday. What do you think?