quilting

traditional patterns, hand quilted, machine piecing

A New String Quilt 2018

The Blue and Yellow color scheme is a favorite of mine these days. After an inventory purging and reorganization of my quilting scrapes I am ready to start. I have come up with a pattern and I think I can pull it off with Four different string blocks. I am using a paper piecing technique. I like to use tissue paper because it is easily torn off.

What a process.

Blue and Yellow

all my blue and yellow fabric scraps

Blue and Yellow

Fabric Scraps to be ironed

Blue and Yellow Scraps

making strings from fiber scraps

My sketch of the pattern and the number of squares I think I will need: 16 yellow patches, 76 blue and yellow patches, 12 light value (pale) patches, and 28 dark blue patches

This sketch today will help me to make some more adjustments as I get on with my design, while I am making the squares. At the present I have made 21 squares. I have enough to layout the center section and I can see that some adjustments are in order.

The corner where you see the B’s I will add the light blue strips. So I need to make 8 light+dark blue squares. This will provide a nice border in both the inner and the outer bands.

I have now added the dark blue and yellow string blocks which surround the lighter blue string blocks. Next I think I will add another row of lighter blue blocks.

nine patch

9 Patch 2 Inch Squares

work in progress 9 Patch

work in progress 9 Patch

I  have taken a break from this piece over the summer.  I am designing as I go.
Today I went back to it and have started 
cutting some new 2 inch squares from my scraps.
I am committed to creating 
scrappy quilts and I like to get as
many different patterns of fabric as I can 
which makes for very fussy cutting.
Seems that I am working with the interplay
of dark and light and a 9 patch cross unit.  I can not plan ahead not in my DNA.

Here is the new square I made yesterday

2 inch squares

2 inch squares

 

Nine Patch

Nine Patch fragment

I have connected it to this square with these two blue 9 patch squares

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Detail


I have two other squares that are different from these

now how to use them.