Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Strings Attached

Have you ever made a string quilt?  I just finished my first!  I've seen and PINNED, hundreds of string quilts online and have always thought the unique "patterns" made when string blocks are put together are always so cool....they are always different, too.  I decided to make a string block using some fabric scraps a few days ago.  I used a 6" piece of muslin as my foundation and began sewing my strips together.  I loved the technique and how my block finished so much, I kept going!  I used up all my scraps and made up fourteen 5" blocks.  I attached the blocks together and added some very light green solid fabric to make up this 36" X 42" quilt top.

I think what I really like about these string blocks, is that they don't have to start out perfect. Because the strips are sewn to foundation pieces and then cut down, you have a little wiggle room to not be so precise.  I like that!

Now, I need some suggestions on how to quilt this top.  Straight lines?  Meandering free motion?  Let me know what you think!

Until next time!



  1. That is so pretty, Angela. I can't advise you how to quilt it, but I'm sure whatever you choose will be great.

  2. You are on a roll, your piecework is so good! xox