Weekly progress report

 I got the cream border on the completed stars n four patch charm pack quilt top.  Its still not big enough, but I have a plan, it does involve the purchase of more fabric! ;)
I started making more pot holder chooks on the weekend, just for some "therapy", quick/easy piecing that gave quick results.  I ended up making six bodies (sounds gruesome!) and now just have to put them together.  I hope to take some more work in progress pictures this weekend.

 I use my scraps to make the pot holders.  So the scrap box of strings had also made its way out of the cupboard.  It was staring me in the face.  The memories of a beautiful rainbow coloured quilt was floating in my brain by Catherine from The Sewing Attic and I thought..."I'll just make a couple of blocks and see what they look like".  Green seemed to be the most prevalent colour.

I had a lovely trip down memory lane, recollecting all the past projects that the different fabric had been used in.  Then I decided to add some blue blocks, then purple/pink,red and yellow.  I got more and more obsessed and the box seemed to contain a never ending supply of colourful strings.
After three days of sewing  I had to stop.  There were insufficient strings left to make a fourth red block.  Hmmm what to do?  I took it to Stacy's house, we played and she came up with an even better layout...that required more blocks!  So back to the sewing room for me.  I am about to raid the scrap boxes to see if there are any strings that I could use  and then I am checking the box that houses my left over binding strips!  
Happy quilting, Sue.


  1. Your string piecing is great, I love string quilts. I have one started too, mine is all blues with a few yellows thrown in, and a cream stripe down the middle of each block to make a cross pattern when they are joined together. Do you paper piece them? Love the chooks too! And I'll be watching to see what you do with the stars, I'm wondering how much bigger it will get!

  2. That's some pretty awesome work for the week. The charm squares quilt is looking good. Happy shopping.
    The string blocks looks like a great stash buster. I am looking forward to seeing the rainbow.

  3. I'm not normally a big fan of string quilts, but your blocks look amazing.

  4. Aw lovely Sue xx can't wait to see those finished chookies :)


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