Archive for January, 2013

Stringing in Nebraska

Sara is a coordinator for QOV in Nebraska and wrote to me during our New Year’s sew along. She wasn’t able to sew that weekend but she invited friends over to try and empty out her string bins. While they made a LOT of progress, they didn’t manage to use them all up.

She wrote

We had 8 sewers and we sewed our brains out for 2 days (everyone went home at night, of course). As you predicted, I felt as though no dent was made in the string bins, but it was fun anyway, I made all 120 string Flying Geese (see Bonnie Hunter’s stuff) for a QOV, and Julia got 60 made (but she only had one day to sew). We had others who made 48-block QOV centers and then 2 who did kid quilts (30 blocks). Two ladies took home more strings to make another quilt each, and one asked me to bring more strings to her this week.


Look at all these strings … They go further than you’d think!


And look at these gorgeous blocks!



More Purple centered quilts

We’re still finishing up tops and quilts from our New Year’s weekend sew along. Here are some more photos to inspire your HeartStrings quilting.

Cindy’s top


Kat’s top


And another finished quilt from Jackie


Isn’t it amazing how different they can all look?!

Just about done

Our New Year’s weekend sew along is coming to an end. If you participated and need the address to send blocks or backs, please use the contact form on the right sidebar to request the mailing address.

I’ll leave you with a photo of this gorgeous top pieced by Beth.