Monday, April 4, 2011
Scrap Buster String Quilt
I decided to do some scrap management and at the same time try my hand at a string quilt.
Instead of using paper as the foundation to piece the block I used scrap batting cut into 7 inch squares.
When I trimmed down the excess fabric strips I left 1/4 inch beyond the batting square on all sides.
Then the blocks can be joined sewing right along the batting edge. I was initially going to add a backing piece to each square and make it a quilt as you go project but I got on a roll with these and forgot about the backing idea.
This is what I have so far. I have had so much fun sewing these. I love using my favorite scraps and every block is different. I want to make this one throw size, about 64 blocks.