String-Along Update

Wow! The scraps and strings are flying because you be stringing it!

This is from the #modastringalong on Instagram. Quilters are making string blocks, getting very very creative and digging through their scraps. After just a few days, there were over two-hundred posts.

I’m going to share some of the works-in-progress with the quilter’s name and what they wrote:

Megan – @canoeridgecreations. This is what life looks like these days – small moments of sewing while keeping these tiny little hands busy. I snuck a little scrappy string heart in during this morning’s nap. We have almost transitioned to one lonnnnngggg afternoon nap and it’s pretty much heaven. Lets do the math, if I can sew one – maybe two – blocks during nap time I’ll have a full quilt by…..hmmm, let’s see…carry the one and….Valentine’s Day, maybe? A girl can dream! The real question is will I even see a dent in my scrap buckets?

Megan has finished four blocks!

Jamie – @liv2knitnsew. All done with the string blocks I need for the Starstruck pattern I’m making! This will be a leader-ender project from here on out, just making HSTs, and then sewing rows together. But I still have a HUGE pile of Bonnie & Camille scraps, so I see more of these fun blocks in my future!

Lauri – @laurispringer. I’m working on my string blocks this afternoon. I have 31 done right now. These are going quickly. It helps to have several bins of scraps that have already been cut into 1.5 inch strips and smaller strings!

Melissa Corry – @happyquiltingmc. My finished Selvage String Star!!! Eeekkk, so loving this!! Stringing Along with my friends at Moda Fabrics!

Chris – @handquilter1. I was inspired by the setting of the antique quilt in Moda’s post, but am now torn between two different layouts, liking that the second one is a little softer and “quieter”. (This is Layout 1.)

Chris – Coming along – still trying to tweak choosing the right fabrics for it to get the look I want. I forgot how messy a sewing room gets when working with strings!  (Chris chose this 2nd Layout – isn’t it gorgeous?)

Betsy Chutchian – Moda Designer! – @betsy_chutchian. Had to join in with some late night sewing. So far, strips are from Susanna’s Scraps, coming in March, but am thinking I will mix in strips from my other lines as well. The more strips, the better.  I started saving used dryer sheets a little late to get a lot of sewing done now. So I’ll string along with this stringalong long after the rest of you have finished the quilt and had it quilted!

Amanda – @broadclothstudio. Kicking off the new year scrappily – and that’s fine by me! (We can’t wait to see this one finished!)

Leigh Anne – @leighanne1123. Six blocks down… forty-ish more to go. (How colorful and gorgeous are these blocks?)

Tammy – @nithaystack. (Moda’s own Tammy Vonderschmitt!) What a great way to start the New Year! I love where this is going. I’m going to fill in the double star with cream string blocks.

Debbie – @quiltedmoose. Sixteen blocks done and I love the look. But, I haven’t made a dent in the tub of scraps!

What about you? Are you stringing-along? If you’re not, you know it’s never too late to start. Just saying.

If you’re on Facebook or Instagram – are you using the #modastringalong hashtag? We’d love to see what you’re making!

We’ve got a few sew-alongs coming – scrap-busting, creative, don’t-have-a-deadline projects. Some are fast, others can be made in different sizes – and a few come with actual patterns!

Happy Monday!

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16 thoughts on “String-Along Update

  1. Wow, all beautiful!! I’m also sewing along with everyone else. As soon as I learn how to use Instagram I’ll post. I dedicated Friday (all day) for working on this project. I love my sections so far and was great to see these other inspirations, Thank you for the post.

  2. I love seeing what everyone is doing. So far I have about 120 3.5 inch string blocks. I haven’t posted anything because I am not sure what I will be doing with the blocks when they are done. I’m thinking that I will use them with my scrappy 9 patch blocks which are the same size. I just love that in addition to using up string scraps, I am using using up muslin scraps as well for the foundation.

  3. I cleaned my quilt studio on Saturday and hand stitched on Sunday, will be strip piecing this week. Such a creative group.

  4. My local quilt guild had a retreat last February and I had started a string quilt. Well, it has been sitting untouched and unfinished until now! I am definitely stringing along and will be finishing this project soon! Thanks #modastringalong for the Moda-Vation.!

  5. Thanks for this inspiration. i have been saving strips of all colour and width for several years to make a strip quilt. Now i can say I have. I completed 16 10 inch blocks to make a quilt for a local hospital. Te quilt is on its way.

  6. I am a member of Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild. We make string quilts from donated fabric, using old sheets for the foundations. They are donated to the local oncology center so every patient undergoing chemo recieves a quilt. It’s a win-win situation: we have fun sewing days making them and the patients are thrilled to get one!

  7. Seriously did not need another project to start….need to finish some…BUT….oh my these are fantastic….UFO back in the cabinet and ready to get started stringing!

  8. Oh my heart!!! I love all these ! I pinned them all….I don’t know what I’m going to do, I’m afraid I’m getting addicted lol..I have 6 blocks pieced and did rectangles like Betsy C. Hope I can get them onto your facebook page tomorrow 🙂

  9. I have made several string quilts the Bonnie Hunter way. I love making them and donating to a women’s home here in my town .Everybody in my quilt group gives me their scraps .I am overloaded !

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