We go into the shop feeling all rough and raggedy - " the before "
We come out all aglow with trims, tucks and tints - " the After "
This must be the comfort of making string blocks.
Step 1 - You can sew on your scrap strings, willy nilly, feeling glad to diminish that lot!
Step 2 - you look at the blocks and think they are so nasty looking, you will just have to give them away to somebody; anybody............. and dont attach your name to it.
Step 3 - you trim them down to size, take another look and see how lovely they really are and wonder how you will be able to part with them! They contain memories of all the fabrics you have created something from.
I totally enjoy machine quilting string blocks into a quilt, but that will have to wait, for now. I will be sure to stay out of my scrap bins for awhile.That is what started another string quilt # 2.