Wednesday really snuck up on me this week, and because of that, I haven't done one. single. thing. on my Long Time Gone quilt. 😢 I think I'm mentally intimidated by the only remaining blocks I need to make, which are the foundation pieced pineapple blocks - and I need to get over that quick!! I really want to put this quilt together and start on Gypsy Wife!
But as I was wondering what I would post on today, I realized - - - I finished a string quilt top today!!!
These blocks were in a large box of string blocks that we had made at church over the past few months. I took that box with me on our road trip to Arkansas, spending hours pulling the papers off the back of the blocks. Wednesday night at church, I spent a little time playing with them on the design wall, and discovered that I love this on-point design!
I love the squares created by the center white strips on each string block, and also the subtle diamond design that shows up in the background.
I used up the last of my Denyse Schmidt squiggly plaid for the setting triangles and corners, and I love the way it sets off the string blocks!
So, no progress on LTG, but a new scrappy quilt top for the quilt ministry! I'm hoping to load this one on the quilt frame tomorrow night at church so it will be completed and ready to go to bring comfort to someone in need. Because that's what quilts are for, right?