Today I started on 64 string blocks. I have never stitched this type of block because I always took the easy way out and just cut squares. This time I decided I would play along with everyone else.
I'm still working on a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter titled Orca Bay and the strings are step 4 out of 8. That tells you how far behind I am. You can find the pattern for this quilt in her new book String Fling.
I found an old book that was big enough to cut my 5.5" and 3.5" squares from. So off I go to FedEx Kinko's and the young man cut them for me and gave me all the left over pieces. I got my machine all set up with red thread on top and in the bobbin. It's a good way to use up old stuff and started sewing. Well, here they are, not all 64 but 4.
I'm going to look through my fabric to see if I can find some other values or shades of red to use. I kinda' like sewing this way. It's actually freeing to me because I don't have to worry about matching anything.