Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I ♥ string quilt blocks

This was a new technique for me, and I loooove it! It is like freestyle paper piecing, with random strips of fabrics, all in random widths, can't get much easier, or more fun than that!
When you first sew the strips together, see above, it looks a little scary, but then...

...when you've trimmed them down to size, it looks amazing!


There are a few changes I'll make from my first attempt - use many more fabrics,
and not in the same order. Although, I love this pillow top to be, I think it was too uniform, and so looked like it needed to line up exactly, but didn't quite. Ooooo, it's so much fun that you have to give it a try!
I was inspired to try this block by my dear friend Kirsten, she made a pillow top that she blogged about here, and you can find an excellent tutorial here on the wonderful Film in the Fridge website.

8 comments:

BrittanButterfly said...

so beautiful! I love it!!!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

How fun!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

That looks really cool!

NICO Designs said...

That is a great technique and I really like the combination of fabrics.

Anitra Cameron said...

It's a cool technique for sure, but your fabric choices make it absolutely awesome!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I think it's lovely and turned out great!

Beth said...

Woe! That is so cool!

RWL said...

this turned out beautifully! i've been playing around with string quilt blocks too - i think i'm hooked!