Friday, January 24, 2014

Improved String Quilt Block


I've been playing around with ways to jazz up the classic string quilt block.
 My first X spanned 5 strips, but it was too big. I like this X better, spanning 3 strips.
 I'll make 9 blocks, and use them for a baby quilt, 36" x 36."
Stay tuned.



It's time to celebrate our son's 27th birthday. We're going out to dinner in this cold weather. It's 6 degrees, just like the day he was born. Then later tonight I'll make a chocolate cake with yellow frosting. It's a family tradition for the birthday person to pick a color for the frosting. Yellow is easy. Some years the request was forest camo. Haha!
(The photo is from Google! Unfortunately his cake won't be as pretty.)

Happy Birthday, David!

4 comments:

DianeY said...

Cute! I like that!

JoAnne said...

What a super idea, Karen! It's such a different look and I like it!

Happy birthday from California, David!

June Calender said...

Interesting thing to do with a strip quilt -- I love making them on drier sheet foundations. I'll keep tuned for our final quilt.

Selvage Quilter said...

I don't use foundations for string quilts.

You sure got a lot of snow on the Cape!