What does a person do with a mess like this ... a pile of strings and squares of paper?
Well, I take the squares, sew the strips onto the paper, press, and then trim. Presto!! pretty little quilt blocks.
This time I'm adding selvages to the blocks with the strings. I think more fabric companies are making pretty selvages now, for they used to just be plain. I don't have a big stash of selvages, only what I've cut off and some that my daughter saved for me. I don't know that many women who sew anymore to ask for their selvages. I have learned, when cutting the selvages, to leave at least 1/2 inch of the print with them for a seam allowance.
Next I made this little wonky house, with plans to include a few here and there with the string blocks:
Making these little blocks makes me happy; when one is finished I want to start another and time goes much too fast to do all I want.
Do you have a hobby that makes you happy?