This top measures about 45″ x 45″, just about right for a lap quilt. I had all this GREEN fabric in the bottom of my string basket (notice not all of the green is alike) and since I made a new year resolution to EMPTY my string basket, well, better get rid of this green! The green is now GONE and when I combined it with 36 string blocks this is what came out!
I have quite a lot of scrap leftover and am contemplating a string piano key border, if I can make it work, will go around this and then I’ll put it into my “To be quilted” pile!
The challenge for me was to make these string blocks without having to use a paper backing (hate the paper backing, well, not so much the paper but removing the paper!). So I was hard at work figuring out how to make it work for me.
It’s a little smaller than the string, about 40″ x 40″. I like how this design came out, once again, all those squares are from scrap, so it is pretty much another something out of nothing quilt. I want to make it a little bigger, most likely from a border design so it is the size of a lap quilt. Any suggestions for a border?
Happy Sewing Everyone!
- New Year, Refining A New Quickie String Block Technique! (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)