Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy September!

Happy September everyone!  I love September.  I love it because it is my birthday month, it is the start of fall, and Halloween is next month!

  This month I want everyone to make 4 (four) 6 1/2 in string blocks.
There are several good tutorials, but this tutorial  is the one I like the best.  Rachel from ps i quilt does a fabulous job of teaching this technique.  I especially like how she used a solid white strip for the center of all her blocks.

This Flickr group has several great examples.

I found this 

I love the grey.  

Please follow the tutorial on ps i quilt.

I would like your blocks to be 6 1/2 inches.  Don't worry about putting the blocks together into one 12 inch block.  I will do that.  As far as colors go, I would like the center strips to be a bright white.  Please cut 1 1/2 inch strips of thewhite for the center block.  Go wild with the width of the other fabrics.
I will be using a variety of these fabrics by Kaffe Fassett.
I will be using the brighter jewel tones.    I hope this isn't too confusing.  Email me any questions! I can't wait to start getting your blocks.  I will post pictures of my blocks when I get them done.

Happy Sewing!
Stephanie, USA


  1. Yes! Me too! I have plenty of scraps just begging to be in these blocks. Thanks Stephanie!