It’s been nearly a year in the making…oh my!
My last challenge was to come up with a quilt from the purple string blocks made here. I will admit, I didn’t really stretch my imagination too much on this quilt, but I do like how it turned out.
A small baby quilt with alternating squares. I like that the string blocks are wonky & not all 45 degrees. I also like that the white is also scrappy. To make my blocks, I attached a HST to each side of the string block, white on 2 opposite sides & the purple batik on the other sides. The squares were then about 5” & I just strip pieced them together.
One last scrappy pat on the back, the batting, border & backing were also in my scrap stash. the only off the bolt new fabric was the batik & the binding. GO SCRAP BIN!
I free motioned with a YLI variegated purple thread. I also bound it by machine. I have not done this in years & now wonder WHY? Maybe the answer is time, experience & a better machine made this so much less stressful. I also used monofilament in the bobbin for the binding, so lack of perfection was not so obvious.
Don’t forget, time is drawing near to get your scrap quilt project uploaded to flickr for the Scrap Quilt Challenge! Check out all the details here: http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/scrap-quilt-challenge-2012.html