This is our pile of cut up strings. I have been cutting them up as I quilt our Quilts of Valor - from the backing left overs, and from the extra pieces that we don't use in a quilt - so we have a few. This is my corner of the front room - the black thing is the wood stove - this way I can stay nice and toasty when I am sewing in the winter. Of course at this moment in time - its not a worry at all!
Last year when I was working with the 5th graders I had cut a bunch of 3 inch squares to use as a practice piece to sew on. This way when they started on the real quilt they wouldn't be scared. Well I saved a lot of them and sewed them into 4 patches. Now I am using my strings and left overs to make them into Wacky Log Cabins - there is nothing square on them - except what I have squared up, but I think they will look very nice when finished. Well see. If I make them up to 15 inch blocks I will have enough to make 2 Quilts of Valor, I will just need to add a nice border. So far they have been fun!
Today was grocery shopping day - and we love that because theres lots to eat that day - made enchiladas and they should be ready in about 15 minutes - so I am off to speed sew till the boys come in!