Saturday, August 26, 2017

String Challenge Small Quilt, Rail Fence Pattern

String blocks I had put together arranged in no particular order.

Same string blocks cut into 4" squares now sewn together.

Happy Weekend !!

Sunny and warm in Renton, WA.

Debbie Feske  had a string quilt challenge going on so I decided to work up some string sections and join in for fun. And so I sewed together some strings and played with arrangement until I ended up frustrated and thinking this is a waste of my time.
I finally realized what the problem was; I didn't want the quilt to end up big,  I've been working small lately and that's what makes me happy now. We're staying with relatives, helping out and vacationing too. So I don't have a lot of space or time to devote to large projects, so small it is.

When I figured that out I breathed a sigh of relief and quickly unpicked a couple of long seams and cut the strips into 4" blocks. Now I had something that gave me peace. I laid them out, 3 blocks by 5 blocks, in rail fence pattern and that was the trick.
I call it 'Attract' as in opposites attract.

I'm linking up with Julie and Linda  for Sew Stitch Snap Share .
Visit them for inspiration and progress in projects. Thanks Julie and Linda for hosting.

That's what I've been working on the last couple of days.
The rest of my time goes for adventures and walks in the sun.

I hope you're having a good weekend, and leaving time for rest and relaxation! 

I'll be by to visit.