Monday, April 2, 2012

How come no one told me

how much fun these are to make!!!

For a long time I've wanted to make these scrappy string blocks. One day I came across a tutorial on Craftsy that got me going. It is so fun to use up all the scraps that have been piling up. I did sign up for the Craftsy subscription, but I have to tell you that I unsubscribed because I started getting a TON of spam!! Now I don't normally get much spam via my email, but this was the only thing different I had signed up for and wowser, did it start coming in droves. So just a little warning..............

Have a Happy Quilting day!

19 comments:

Debbie said...

You got bit by the string block bug....and the blocks looks wonderful. They are just so addictive to make.

beaquilter said...

they ARE fun, I finished the bonnie hunter mystery quilt she had at christmas and we made blocks like these too- mine were pink too, then cut then into triangles and that's when MY trouble started, when they got sewn into blocks these string blocks got skewed or stretched or something like that, I mananged.... but now I know to be extra careful

Susan said...

I unsubscribed from Craftsy awhile ago for the same reason...seems like it was all just one big advertisement!

Love your string blocks though...very pretty in pink!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

They are on my ever growing list, of blocks to make...So cute!

~Niki~ said...

they are fun and addicting, but take time.

imquilternity said...

I love them too. Yours are very pretty.

Carrie P. said...

I made all my kids strings quilts when I first started quilting. Great way to use those scraps.

Shelley said...

They are addictive lol!! I keep a box just especially for strings...you wouldn't believe how little fabric I toss out!

Kim P. said...

I really like the fabrics you picked out for the scrappy string block. I could get hooked on this block too. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

So that's why - the spam. i think I will unsubscribe as well... golly gee whiz spam-batman! LOL I love these strips... one of my favorite piecings to do! Simple! And since I'm in a pink mood... I really love these! Nice, Miss Jocelyn - NICE!

Julianne K said...

Beautiful, I also love to make string blocks, they are so fun to do! I made a throw size with 24 9" string blocks this weekend, entirely from scraps...already started another one...at least one of them will go to "hands2help"...have fun!

Snoodles said...

I enjoy making those blocks...I always am amazed at how great they look when I put them all together!! LOL

Talin's Corner said...

Your blocks are so pretty. Wow you sure do have a lot of pinks. I think these blocks will make such a beautiful quilt.

Karen said...

Your string blocks are really pretty! Love the colors you used. When you begin sewing the blocks together, you will be in awe at the way they look!

Have fun making these scrappy blocks.

Karen

Joanne said...

I got hooked on strings too! They are fabulous to make. Yours look wonderful.
Good to know about Craftsy.

Val said...

Love them!!!!

Allie said...

How pretty!!! I really, really want to do this too...did you use a foundation? I hate the thought of that, and not pressing my seams open...but I suppose I could machine quilt it!

LJ said...

Gee Whiz, that's awful about getting all that spam; not fun. I LOVE Craftsy and have signed up for quite a few of their courses. I don't remember any particular increase in my spam. Yes, they do send emails out telling about the courses they offer - they are expanding the courses, have added workshops, and patterns, etc. I don't mind those at all and I like hearing about new things.

I've emailed them with several questions and they were prompt and absolutely helped me.

The only problem with "spam" was an email I received just last week. It just did not ring true and I did not respond to it or click on the link within. What I did do was forward it to Hannah at Craftsy and guess what? I heard back shortly telling me that Craftsy had NOT sent out this email and thanking me for letting them know.

No, I'm not a representative of Craftsy, just a satisfied customer.

hawknitr13 said...

just browsing...lovely blog! may get me back to quilting this summer! i am a knitter at this phase in my life! ^)^linda