Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Forgotten blocks

I know this post is really late...I'm a bit behind in my blogging. 

Last year I made these 9-patches as part of a sew-along. The sew-along was for a month...and I only made seven blocks, because I got distracted and started making the string blocks pictured below. The string blocks were so much fun!

So while people were making quilts out of all their thirty plus blocks, I had a few nine patches with about a dozen or so string blocks that I didn't quite know what to do with. I set them aside and forgot about them until Thanksgiving or Christmas, when Bonnie Hunter made, RRCB, another mystery quilt. 

As I was looking for fabrics for the mystery, I found these blocks. Well, I set them aside...again, and made some coasters for Christmas gifts.

The coasters pictured below were given to my SIL and brother for Christmas. They were a hit! I didn't know she loved Strawberry Shortcake until I gave these coasters to her. I had the hst on one side with Strawberry Shortcake on the other. I'm so glad she liked them.