Thursday, April 24, 2014
Isn't that good enough to eat? Today I'm loving these bright, scrappy string blocks, made for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. Why haven't I made a scrappy string quilt yet? I've got the strings for it, that's certain. Thinking that's my next string quilt (not my next quilt, mind you).
Oh, and good thing I made an extra, cause one block had a fatal encounter with the rotary cutter. Oops. I'll send it to Jacey anyways, just in case she wants to put it on the quilt back or whatever. I favor including the oddities whenever possible.
This morning I wanted a quick, mindless sew. Foundation piecing always does the trick. Using the paper as the guide makes it easy to select long-enough strips without measuring. These are 8.5" square unfinished blocks, easily cut from printer paper. You add the strips one at a time, sewing right through the paper with a short stitch length. The needle perforates the paper so that it can be removed when the quilt top is assembled and before backing/quilting. For more string block tips, see Jacey's post.
Hmm... what's next?