I know I just posted a picture of this quilt but I stayed up late last night stitching the binding down and wanted to share the finished quilt. It’s my 10th UFO finish for the year and the quilt will be donated with my other HeartStrings quilts.
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.
Being half Irish, I just had to spend part of my day in a pub! Keith and I headed downtown to drink some Guinness and watch the St Patrick’s Day parade down Nicolette Avenue. Keith even spent $5 and bought me some beads.
Patti also posted about this today but I thought I’d add my two cents. I hate not answering questions but don’t always have time to chase down email addresses. If I get a comment and it shows firstname.lastname@example.org most likely you won’t get an answer to your question.
You can either edit your profile to include your email address when you comment or just type your email address in your comment if you have a question you’d like me to answer.