A few weeks ago I found a new-to-me blog, Hester's Handmade Home. Her youtube page has this super cool tutorial for making fabric twine. At first I was like, sure, that's cool, but I'd rather make a string quilt. But then, last week I tried to destash some scraps on facebook and instagram.. and even after filling and shipping boxes to other scrap loving friends, I still had SO MANY SCRAPS.
Like, so many. It was obvious that I had tons and tons of strings that will probably never end up in any quilt, as much as I would like them to. So I recruited George to help pull strings of desired width and length, and I started twisting..And twisting and twisting and twisting. It's pretty easy and kind of addictive. I only stopped when my arms started to hurt. It's very easy to change colors, absolutely no stitching involved.
I definitely don't feel like I'm back in the loop again with all things crafty and bloggy and quilt industry-esque. It's an awful lot to keep up with and I did voluntarily take myself out of the online quilt community for.. far too long. Now it's kind of exciting to "discover" things and trends that other people have tried and gotten tired of already, but hey, I work at my own pace, always have. What were your most and least favorite quilts-trends-bloggers from 2016? Scrolling through Instagram all year, I can say there definitely were some popular ideas that... didn't quite fit with me. But I'm curious to see what everyone else seems to think. Have you discovered anything new? Taken up a whole new hobby all together? Even stopped quilting (Gasp!!)? Please, do tell..