Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tess's String Quilt Guidelines

Here is the finished String Quilt top I promised, with Sophie taking a peek around the edge.  She can't believe I did such beautiful work from this chaos...
This quilt was made from strip sets that measured at least 12 inches wide, with a 2 inch (finished) strip of black on white fabric as the center strip. 
From these strips, you cut an 8 & 1/2 inch square, making sure that the black on white fabric is the exact center from one corner to its diagonal opposite.  I used 48 squares.  The left over triangle pieces from these strips then get trimmed into right triangles that measure 8 & 3/4 inches across the longest side.
The inner border of the quilt is 2 1/2 inch strips of the black on white. 
The corner squares are cut to 4 & 1/4 inches. 
It takes about 3 & 1/2 to 4 yards of black on white fabric. 
The overall measurement of the quilt is about 60 X 75 inches, so a large lap quilt.  Add another row and column of blocks and you have a large twin quilt.   
Unfortunately, I need to make about five more of these to get all Mom's scraps used up!
Happy Scrapping in the New Year!