Monday, June 14, 2010

Anything Goes

I've started trying to use up some of the scraps in my various scrap repositories and this is what I have come up with.

Gee, it is slow going though. I only made 6 blocks yesterday afternoon.

I am foundation piecing these string-y blocks. I started using paper but got sick of having to tear it away so started using fabric foundations instead. I know it will make quilting a little trickier, but I love the way the additional layer of fabric gives the block such stability and an extra layer of warmth.

I can't really call it a string quilt. Some of the "strings" are a couple of inches wide! So that's the reason for my post heading - anything goes with this quilt. Any fabric, no matter how ugly or how little it seems to go with its neighbours, or how crookedly cut it is, is going in, and the fabrics can be of any width at all.


Yvonne said...

Your string quilt looks great. I like it!

Lisa said...

Very cute! Love the variety!!

One for a wish.. said...

Looks great! And don't you feel virtuos from using up those scraps!

a good yarn said...

Those scraps have been trasnformed. I like the way your strips are different sizes. I think it adds to the scrappy look. Ann :-)