Since my last few wardrobe malfunctions I decided to take a break from sewing clothes and work on one of the many quilts in progress.
This is my string quilt. Quilting is so different from sewing clothes...I love all the designer fabrics and rich colors.
And my dog feels more involved. As soon as I lay down my quilt and fabrics he loves to lay on them.
He fell asleep on my quilt and i love his little paws...i had to take a picture.
If you don't know how to put together a string quilt you will be amazed at how easy and fun it is! You just select your squares from tissue paper to stabalize it. My paper is 8x8 squares. Then you have a different color strip to go in the middle...and you glue it to the paper so it stays in place. I used linen for my "sashing". Then place another strip on top of it and sew.
Then iron it down. It's just like paper piecing. The strips can be of any width .
Then once you have all the strips sewn down you trim it to the square
Then turn it over and trim it!
I decided to match up the color tones...like all greens, pinks, reds but that is a lot harder.
I wish I would have just done a multi color one, it would be a lot less planning and they are beautiful!
Film in the Fridge has a beautiful string quilt, if you see it you will want to make one, that is where my inspiration came from. I'm still not done with it. I'm just going to keep adding and adding till it becomes at least a queen size...so until then, happy sewing!
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