Hello! Today I thought I’d share a new tip for string quilts. I don’t know what it is about me and string quilts and February, but I seem to set to work on them at about this time every year.
Part of the reason I think I work on these blocks each February is because I
head out to an annual retreat at this time each year. I always take along some string blocks to sew because they are such an easy “no-think” project that I can enjoy while sewing with friends.
Last year I took a big box of strings and some white fabric and made quite a few blocks one evening during the retreat. But this year I had a better idea as I was deciding what to take for my evening sewing. I looked at some of my previously finished blocks and noted that each one used about 6 to 10 different fabrics depending on the width of the strips. So I decided to kind of coordinate a few piles of 10-12 strips that would make 2-3 blocks per pile. Doing this will save me a lot of time on my retreat because I won’t have to think as much with the per-arranged piles.
I cut some of my backing squares, folded up the piles, and packed them in my bag! I can hardly wait to see how quickly these sew together!
I really think I want to make an effort to finish up a string quilt this year…but then I’ll probably have to start another one!
To read my original post on String Quilts which includes a tutorial for the method I use, click the photo below or go here.
Happy quilting! Thanks so much for stopping by!