Friday, September 25, 2015

A pressing matter of strings

My guild is putting together 8.5 inch square string blocks in brights
for a group quilt.
The organizer asked for 1.5 inch white strips on the diagonal.
She suggested drawing lines marking where that first strip could go,
but I used my iron instead.
I pressed each of  foundation blocks diagonally,
and then pressed by white strips lengthwise, right sides together
I nested the strip into the valley of the foundation piece
and sewed on the first bright strip.

Here are the 16 I made for the group quilt.
I stupidly trimmed them from the back,
so in some of the blocks the diagonal isn't in the centre.

Hope the rest of you have fun stringing along.


Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I think string blocks are so much fun! And a great way to use up scraps of fabric. I always seem to have a hard time getting that center string just perfect. Your 16 blocks are cute and colorful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

These are SO cheerful and happy!

Julierose said...

this is lovely--I like the fact that not all the blocks have the white exactly in the center--I am sure that when string quilts were first made, they weren't that exact either--I like that "Gee's Bend" kind of look...hugs, Julierose

Ani said...

These are so lovely, I like the idea of a like color strip for the centers, yours turned out nicely. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

White sets these colors off so well. Funny how I forget to use it. Thanks.

apiecefullife said...

I really like this. I have been thinking about what to do with the scraps from my latest project. You wouldn't be hand quilting with that extra layer?

Bookin' It Through Our 20s, 30s, & Beyond said...

Just beautiful! If interested, here's a link to another fun scrappy string quilt

Patti said...

Hey thanks for the tip. I LOVE making string blocks. Yours are beautiful.