I am quite fond of string quilts, but not so much of all the pinning of seam allowances, changing their direction here and there to avoid bulky seams when possible. This is why I usually prefer layouts with string blocks instead of long sashing-less strips of strings.
The first part went together without problems. A dark centre square with light top and bottom (or side) borders attached. The seam allowances were pressed open, and I was ready for the next borders.
Hmm, wait a minute, where did the rest of my fabric go? According to my measurements using advanced math and all (fold the strips three times, measure, multiply with 8) there should be enough light fabric for the last two borders, but there wasn't. Two yards of meticulously pieced strings cannot vanish into the thin air, can it? My measurements must have been wrong ( I know, it is shocking).
Unfortunately I had used up all the strings and most of my scraps. Not really wanting to change the layout, I had no other choice than start making more fabric from the very beginning. This, I tell you, is no fun when you feel you are almost done and time is an issue. I don't care what Maria sings, the very beginning is not always a very good place to start when you need to finish.
A lot of my lightest thrifted fabrics were already gone, so I had to add some darker ones to be used on the wrong side. It will be fine, two slightly darker borders will add interest to an otherwise very plain design, right?