Don’t you love seeing different versions of a quilt using the same block? It just so happens that Nikki and I are working on similar string quilts right now.

She’s using a 9 inch finished block with black centers.


I’m using an 8 inch finished block and varying the color of my stars.


Brenda reminded us that we had a photo of a blue version that Angie had been working on at a sew-in that was made with 6 inch blocks.


If you’d like to make your own version here’s a link to a brief description of how I’m making my quilt which I’m making based on a vintage quilt I saw on eBay.

Quilt as you Go

Stephanie has been busy making and assembling Quilt as You Go HeartStrings.

This is one of 3 she recently finished. These blocks are great because they not only use up leftover strips and strings but they also use leftover batting scraps. You can find instructions at the link above and you’ll note there are several links for different methods for assembly the blocks — if you want to finish your quilt like hers, Stephanie used Keryn’s method so click that link when you’re done making your blocks.


Monday’s progress

We’re continuing to work on blocks and tops for our current challenge.

Cathy finished a set of i Spy HeartStrings blocks using Turquoise centers.


And look at this color combination of Bobbi’s


This year’s challenge give us the opportunity to play with all different color combinations and by creating entire sets of blocks, allows us to break out of our typical blue and red centered blocks for a while.

To join in the fun (the project goes through August) click the link above for details.