Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heart Strings and a Mug Rug

I am still making string blocks.  As part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at So Scrappy blog, Angela designates a color of scraps that we are to use each month to help us use up our stash.  The February scrap color is red, and since it is Valentine month I made this Heart Strings quilt. 
And, since today is One Flower Wednesday over at Journey of a Quilter, I made a mug rug that has a hexagon flower on one half and a string block on the other half.
I am just loving these string blocks.  I sew them on pages from a Scribble Pad that I buy at the dollar store.  There are 60 sheets for $1, and the paper is like a porous recycled paper.  So when I sew on it the paper perforates so there really isn't any tearing to get it off.  It just lifts off.  And, I sew string blocks chain piecing style so they sew up quickly.  String block quilts are showing up all over blog land, and I am truly addicted to them. 

11 comments:

  1. Lovely! I'm going to shRe the link with our other HeartStrings quilters.

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  2. Awesome! Your mug rug is so cute.

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  3. Oh my goodness, your heart quilt is fabulous! Did you post it on Angela's blog list?

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  4. Love the heart string design design!

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  5. That is a great HS quilt pattern. Loving the reds with lighter creams and white fabrics.

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  6. What a great quilt. Who would have imagined that a string block could be used in such a clever way.

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  7. I have been following the Heartstrings ring looking at the quilts. YOURS ARE WONDERFUL. It looks like that's all you make. They are terrific.
    Sarah in Houston

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  8. I like the hexie flower in the mug rug. I want to try some hexies and might be able to accomplish enough for a few mug rugs. Anything bigger in hexies seems to intimidate me.

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  9. This quilt looks even better in person! You did a wonderful job with your heart quilt and the mug rug is too cute.

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  11. It's looking so adorable thank you very much and many many congratulations because you have awesome talent.

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