Thursday, 25 April 2013

String quarter'et'

I always have the feeling that I'm lagging behind, I saw this sort of quilt a year or two ago and just thought it looked like a lot of work... but I've decided to have a go.

It's taken just over three hours to make four 12"x12" squares and I think it will need to be at least 6x6 maybe with borders... hmmm will have to wait and see when the other 32 are done.

I'm using grease proof paper for the foundation paper.

A couple of update pics -  it's coming along. I think by tonight I will have finished another 12 corner blocks. It's moving quicker than I thought

More update pictures - and it truly goes to show that lightening with photography is everything... the first is taken in my flat and the second in my neighbours house... what a difference.

I'm really pleased with it so far - I think I'll leave it with that number of blocks and do some borders on it to pad it out.

Here it is with the border on, but it has to be taken off again and re-stitches as the squares are all on the bias so it's stretched and it's just wrong, the border has too much fabric in it, strange!


  1. I've always been thinking about making a string quilt but I've never got round to it yet. As you say, it seems a lot of work but this is looking great! I'm really looking forward to seeing it grow :)

  2. It is coming along nicely and growing quicker than I thought it would. I was originally going to make it is 'brights' but I've gone back to my natural selection of autumn'y colours, I'm just really drawn to them, so I thought why not! Plus it matches my flat, so I might just have to keep it because it matches... lol I think I've only just realisted why I do so many in those colours :o)