Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stringing without Foundation

I made these strings without muslin foundations and found it was much easier. First sew string sets about 10 inches square. Then sew pairs of them together like potholders (90 degree rotation of the strings.) The last step cutting the potholders on both diagonals. Each new block has strings on one half perpendicular to the other half. 

7 comments:

Debra said...

Whatever works, right? Nice looking quilt.

feltfree på Åsly said...

It turned out very nice. Love the colors you used.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love this idea -- and I love the look! Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

I also really love it. After you cut the string blocks you sashed them and added tiny posts at the intersections? Very nice.

Ann Brooks said...

Yes, Ginny. I put mediums on both "sides" of the strings so when I put them together, the blocks didn't look right. Separating them with sashing fixed that.

Jeane said...

This is a beautiful string quilt. I had to try just one block and now I am hooked. Thanks for sharing.

Ann Brooks said...

I'd love to see your block, Jeane!