2019 Keep Stitching

  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter Round
  • B-Pinterest

String Blocks

March 28, 2018

 

 

This is my first go at making 'String Blocks', and I can very quickly see the potential to develop this method in the future. 

My aim was to keep it simple: using up left-over scraps of shirting cottons from previous projects and arranging the strips in to groups of darks and lights across the squares. The mix-match of pin-stripe and small check patterns look good here, with narrow strips stitched next to each other. Isn't it great how little scraps can be transformed.

 

When I had finally stitched the 16 squares together I was surprised by the strength of the contrast and pattern. I have to admit that the final cushion cover is not exactly easy on the eye. I see a bit of an optical illusion shifting in front of my eyes !

 

 Nevertheless, I have just the right place for this in my home, and it will brighten up a quiet corner.

 

String blocks in progress - the original shirts belonged to my husband, brother & son

 

 

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

String Blocks

March 28, 2018

1/2
Please reload

Recent Posts

March 28, 2018

October 11, 2017

September 27, 2017

August 30, 2017

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Reflection
  • Twitter Reflection
  • Google+ Reflection