Monday, April 4, 2011

Scrap Buster String Quilt



Add ImageI 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.

8 comments:

Jacque. said...

oh, how fun...and what a great idea! 64 squares, hey? Can't wait to see it...I love it already!

Amy said...

very pretty, they can be addicting.

Barb said...

Looks wonderful and is a fantastic way to use up all that extra batting.

kayleighinstitches said...

It's coming together nicely!

Char said...

Nice, I just love string blocks. They're really easy and fun like you said.

Kristine Hanson said...

that will look so great, awesome idea for the quilt as you go!

Jessica Christensen said...

I have a string quilt on my list of not-yet-started projects. I LOVE the idea of using batting. I definitely have some of those scraps lying around too. I love how bright your string squares are! I'm definitely going to try this!

Vicki said...

What a great idea to quilts as you go! It looks great!

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