Friday, July 27, 2012

It's here!

My copy of String Fling came in yesterday's mail. The timing couldn't be much better -- I just finished a big project and now I've got a little time to drool over the book and sort through my own collection of strings.

I think I want to make every quilt in the book. When Bonnie showed them all in her preview post a few weeks ago, I thought I wanted to make most of them. Now, I can almost picture myself working through my entire stash of strings and scraps and crumbs. This is definitely the book to do it with.

The "Directions at a Glance" pages are great. They show how many units you need and give the measurements. More detailed instructions are elsewhere in the pattern, and I'm sure I'll still need to read those, but having everything on one page will make it easier to keep track of what I'm trying to accomplish. (Looks like the Directions at a Glance made their debut in Scraps and Shirttails II, but I don't have that one yet, so I missed them.)

Talkin Turkey was my first favorite, but now that I've got the book in my hands I'm seriously in love with Zuckerwatte, the pink cotton candy quilt. Do I have enough pink scraps left to make that one? I'm almost positive I don't have enough red for Talkin Turkey, so I'm thinking of trying it in brown. Brown, I've got. For the moment.

I can figure out what colors I've got while I'm cutting strings into 1 1/2" strips for my Lego quilt. And the bits that are too small for that, or not the colors I'm looking for, can go into a Santa Fe String Star. At least that's the plan for right now.


Needled Mom said...

Oh fun!!!! You will be busy now with all of those strings!

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Love string quilts! Just added book to my wishlist. Thanks for the review!

Allie said...

That looks like a great book, it's going on my list!


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