Another sleepless night

I couldn’t sleep so I was playing on EQ thinking I could combine my Half Square string quilt with my Baby Stripes and Linda’s zig zag setting. I was trying to come up with an easy string quilt that is pieced on a muslin foundation with half the block just being the muslin foundation. So I would only be adding strings to half the block.

For my first quilt, I just modified my EQ drawing of my Half Square strings – those blocks are smaller than the HeartString blocks so the setting is 8×10 blocks – adding a red center like the HeartStrings blocks – and I felt it needed borders.

Then I started thinking about what if I made part of the blocks with a blue half so I’d have a built in border when I assembled them and that was version 2.

Finally, I thought I’d make fewer blocks and make them the same size and setting as the HeartString blocks and this was version 3.

I was going to use a lightweight fusible interfacing for my next string quilt foundation but if I decide to try this quilt I’ll stick to the muslin.

11 thoughts on “Another sleepless night

  1. You make my head spin with all your good looking string block settings 🙂 Would you mind if I sew one of them? I have the 3rd version in mind.Only 1 more week until I can move my fabric boxes again.


  2. I love your string ideas! I was wondering though, how just putting strings on one side would work as far as thickness of the quilt………..I guess once it is quilted, it wouldn’t matter? I tie my quilts so I have been putting a muslin liner under my borders for uniform thickness. Great work that you do!!Norma


  3. WOW – how cool! I love that built-in blue border; I have to try that. I just tried used dryer sheets for backing and I like it alot, it’s light and ends up smelling so nice. Thanks for the good ideas!


  4. Gosh Mary, you’re amazing – so creative! Not sleeping can catch up with you, but let’s face it, it’s such a waste of wonderful stitching time!*hugs*Tazzie🙂


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