Monday, February 6, 2012

Retreat strings

I spent most of the retreat working on using up "leaders & enders" in the making of neonatal quilts.  This one used some of the string blocks I brought along.  I tried the method of making HSTs where
1.)y ou layer two squares of fabric, right sides together;
2.) you sew around all four edges;
3.) you cut on both diagonals to make four HSTs.

Well, all four sides of each HST are bias!  Hmm, I'm not sure I'll use this method again.
It really needed that small inner border attached immediately so that it didn't get pulled out of shape on the trip home!
This will need another border before being quilted.



Cathy Tomm said...

Looks good. I like the bright colours.

Finn said...

Great way to sure some string blocks Sara. I also read that method on the Hope Chest blog and gave it some thought. But in thinking about it, while it sounds easy and very clever, I realized you'd get all bias edges. I supect Carin is a new enough quilter not to realize that. Or maybe she doesn't mind working with bias eddges. Hope you are having lots of fun! Hugs, Finn