I've been admiring String Quilts since I first saw some on line earlier this year. Then at the March Idea Saturday at Sunflower Quilts, those that wanted to participate were asked to make 1 10" String block. which would be used in lap quilts for a local retirement home that specalizes in Alzheimer's residents. I made my block out of left overs from Chris's quilt - and I was hooked! I couldn't wait to make a quilt of my own.
I really didn't think I had enough scraps to make a scrap quilt so I decided to use some Fat Quarters I love. I cut 12 Fat Quarters from Blank Textiles Inspiration line into random strips from 1" to 2" wide.
My original plan was to make a 60" x 70" quilt. So using 10" blocks I'd need 42 squares. I cut out 42 muslin building blocks (I didn't paper-piece because I didn't want to remove that much paper backing!!) and all my white center strips and got started. After cutting out all those strips I thought I'd have enough strings to make 2 quilts, but once I started sewing I quickly realized that I didn't even have enough to complete my original plan! So the revised quilt is now 25 blocks and 50" x 50". And of all the strips I started with, I only have 2 or 3 left... guess they'll go into a pile for a future scrap String Quilt.
This is quilt #2 waiting to be quilted on a long-arm machine... maybe some day soon I'll have a long-arm machine of my own!! Next week I'm taking Chris to see the machine I LOVE - wish me luck!