I have a big extended (more like double jointed really) family and I once decided to make quilts for my nieces and nephews for their confirmations. This string quilt-in-progress is intended for my niece whose confirmation was almost 2 years ago, but, you know the best laid plans and all that, it was put aside when my father got sick. My niece did fortunately not know about my quilt plans and was happy with a store bought present, but I still want to give her a quilt. The next confirmation (and quilt) in line is in September so I’d better get moving on this one.
28 string blocks are ready to size up. My scrap quilts are pretty much of the anything goes kind; as long as I don’t get two pieces of the same fabric next to each other it’s fine and somehow it all works out in the end.
I cut all the strings to approx 6 ½” lengths which make them much easier to piece together. First I sew 2 and 2 strings together, and then 2 and 2 pairs and so on until the blocks are big enough. Sometimes I just go on until I’m bored; by then I usually have long narrow pieces of fabric for borders or blocks.
Did I say I love scraps??