Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My First String Quilt.

  I was inspired to make a quilt after seeing a scrappy string quilt in an old issue of  Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (thanks Ronna). So to further my research and to really understand how to do it, paper piece or foundation piece etc, I went to the internet.  To my surprise and delight string quilts were all the rage in blog world. It seemed I had a wealth of information and beautiful photos that others had shared of their creations to immerse myself in.  I decided to make mine a picnic string quilt with a twist.  Not only would it be a scrap string quilt , it was going to be an I spy quilt for when the kids got bored.

original layout

Notice the "ants go marching" along the outside border.

backing detail

It measures 66" x 66" .  The backing and binding wrapover are from a thrifted sheet.  I machine quilted  it follwing the lines in the sqaure and stippling the triangle edge.
This was a huge undertaking for my first quilt, but well worth it.  

Thanks for reading.


  1. It's awesome! I've been wanting to make one of those quilts too.

  2. It's absolutely gorgeous!


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