Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Strip Piecers' challenge quilt

We're making string blocks for our monthly challenge
at my guild, the Strip Piecers.

These blocks were inspired by my basement bathroom floor.
It evokes diagonal string blocks and horizontal strings.

So far we're liking this layout, with the borders being half the width
of the diagonal blocks.
The diagonal blocks are 6.5 inches unfinished,
sewn on a 6 inch foundation,
with half lights and half mediums.

This is meant to be a charity quilt for a women's shelter.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Magnolia Sewing Circle Makes String Quilts

At our annual Magnolia Guest Day Sewing I helped with the ‘string quilt’ project. We started this quilt last year. You can read about it HERE.
Alma, Tressa, and Pat

Some of the blocks ended up smaller, so we decided to make two separate quilts.

Thelma made 4 string blocks at home for the beginning of another “String quilt.” The same 4 blocks look different depending which color you turn toward the center.
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