Saturday, May 23, 2015

Red and Green Strings in Rectangular Blocks

I prepared a red and green string quilt as a project for our Possum Town Quilters.
Using an old algebra book for foundations we placed a yellow strip diagonally in each block with
red on one side and green on the other side.

Carla, Lawana, and Carol sewing strings.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

String quilt

I finished a string quilt this week.

String quilts are my favorite kind of quilt!

These were hand me down scraps.
Someone else's trash became MY TREASURE!

More about this quilt on my blog here

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

String block layouts

We are doing a scrappy string block swap at my guild, and I have made a few suggestions on how this type of blocks can be stitched together. I first posted them on my blog Mrs Moen and Brenda thought some of you would like to see them too, so here they are.



 Vertical zigzag

Horisontal zigzag

On point

Adding solid fabrics will calm down and tie all the colours together. This will also make it easier to piece the blocks together with regards to all the seam allowances. 
 Diagonal with sashing

 Straight with setting squares

Diagonal with setting squares

Have fun:)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bright diamond strings finished!

We finished this quilt in record time.
I don't have a shot of the whole quilt,
but here you can see the sashing and borders.
It is straight line quilted in the sashings and tied within each block.
head over to my blog to take another look.