Fabric at an Estate Sale

I found a large stash of strips of fabric at an estate sale.  I have always wanted to make a string quilt – this stash is perfect.  Most of the strips are 2-1/2” wide.  Others are 3”, which I cut into two 1-1/2” strips so all my pieces wouldn’t be the same.  This is so much fun and relaxing .  The fabrics aren’t all beautiful.  The idea is to use up scraps so it doesn’t matter.  I am using 10-1/2” squares of tissue paper as the foundation.  I used a shorter stitch so the paper will be easy to remove after each block is completed.

 

The person these strips belonged to is probably deceased due to the fact they were found at her estate sale.  She had begun making nine-patch squares with the strips.  One square is finished, one other just started.  I am going to make something out of those 2 squares in her honor.  She would probably be happy someone is loving her fabric and making it into a quilt.

 

I have 14 blocks made so far.  I don’t know how many I will get out of this.  It is the perfect Saturday night watching a movie and stress-free sewing.  Tonight I am watching “Call The Midwife” on Netflix.  It is pretty good!