I have never been a fan of string quilts. The way the blocks come together without everything matching exactly bothers me. One day I was waiting for a fabric order at my LQS to finish a big quilt I was working on and found myself with nothing to sew. I decided I'd give string blocks a try thinking they could at least be potholders. Now I can't quit making them! It is so relaxing to grab a string and just sew. No matching. No thinking. Since I know I can't make a quilt by just butting the blocks together because it would bug me, I decided I could use sashing. The thought of sashing lead to the idea of little string block corner stones. I now have 32 9.5 inch bloccks and 52 3.5 inch blocks. It may be time to start thinking of putting them together, but I'm having too much fun sewing the blocks.