What does this:
A string-quilt in progress, of course :)
I've seen so many online, and liked them all, I had to try one! It seemed that you couldn't do anything wrong, some people reportedly just pull fabric strips randomly out of a bag and sew them on.
So I took a stack of scrap paper, cut them down to 8.5"x8.5", and started following the many tutorials I've read about paper-piecing string quilts.
I got about this far -
- yes, two whole seams! - before I decided that I couldn't stand the sound of the needle going through paper and that the smaller stitch-length was taking too long to sew.
So I did it without the paper, just to see if it would work.
I pressed the two blocks and used the pre-cut paper to square them up.
(here you can see my new cutting mat!)
Here is block #1, pressed and squared-up... I like it ;)
And here are the first two together: (I'm using the same colour for the center strip in all blocks)
I have a lot of blue strips left from previous projects, so this is a great scrap-buster project.
... now what do I do with the new scraps??? *LOL*
2 hours ago