Wednesday, June 23, 2010

string blocks- quilt group

This top is 64 x86 and will be a donation quilt when finished. Made with 8 1/2 practice blocks.

Tonight's class was a follow up on strings. The gals turned in 14, and whipped up another two to make two sets of 8.

String blocks can be pieced on paper or fabric. (you don't have to use a foundation but it really does help keep the block stable)

Strips can be any size, cut straight or not.

Marge brought a couple of hers to show. I really like how using a solid as the center strip makes this block look more complicated.

After seeing these beautiful utility quilts I could see the ideas just start taking off for some of the newbies.

How cute would this be in kids prints!!

I even heard someone suggest Christmas fabrics. I can't wait to see who makes the first top!