Friday, August 27, 2010
Bright scrappy string quilt
I am a member of the Piece River Quilters in Punta Gorda, FL. They have mini retreats occasionally, a one day sew in, which is lots of fun to get together with friends and sew. On this day, someone taught string quilting. There are many, many ways to do strings quilts. If you google string quilts you will find several websites for inspiration and ideas.
I made mine using newspaper for paper piecing. I only drew the sewing lines for the black fabric, and the little triangle on one corner of the black fabric. After sewing the fabrics to each side of the black, I sewed from the front. (Hope that makes sense.) The blocks are 8 inches square, because my square ruler is 8 inches square.
I made 48 squares, and added a black border. I'm in the process of adding the piano key border on next, and then another black border.
This quilt was started in Feb. or Mar. 2010.