Monday, March 12, 2012

Purposeful Strings

I say "purposeful strings" because I made my string blocks from yardage rather than scraps (for the most part). I used the layer and slice and shuffle method to make 6.5" blocks.


Then I arranged and sewed most of the blocks into four columns. The leftover blocks were cut down to 3.5" and sewn into three narrow columns.


I used sashing strips that finished at one inch to separate each column from its' neighbor.


Another one inch frame went all the way around before the six inch border was put on.



Ta-daa!

I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. Can't wait to get it quilted so I can cuddle up with a good book. ;- )

8 comments:

Cathy said...

It looks wonderful!!!!

P. said...

That is really cool! I really like all your word fabrics. Perfect reading companion!

Brenda said...

Wow! I like the word fabrics and the library book border. great quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

Fabulous! I also love the stack and shuffle method. Stunning result here!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm a big fan of purposeful strings ... like that term!

Congrats on the finish -- it looks super.

Finn said...

What an awesome quilt Sue! Great job and soooo creative..a whole new way of looking at scraps for me. I like it!

Carolyn Dube said...

I love your sense of design! The patterns on all the fabrics are fabulous together!

Magpie Sue said...

Thanks everyone! :- )