I’ve often said this – but if someone came up and told me that I had to pick only ONE genre of quilt that I could do for the rest of my days, STRING PIECING would be at the top of my list.
I just love everything about it, and I think we have several converts after yesterday’s Talkin’ Turkey class in Oliver Springs, TN with the Ritzy Thimble quilt guild.
How fun is this? Using string pieced areas to fill in what would normally be a large shape of one fabric. Weeeeee!
It’s so fun to see what everyone brings – how deep they dig to show these old scraps the light of day and see how beautiful they are when they are sewn together.
Cutting table fun!
We covered foundation squares, trimmed them to side, sliced them on the diagon, and de-papered them!
We built our center 9-patch units, taking care that they measured what they needed to so that our string triangles would fit them correctly.
We did demos on how to do flying geese 3 different ways so each could choose the method that gave them their best success, knowing that we all like to work differently and that no ONE method is perfect for everyone.
By the end of class we had beautiful blocks in all color ways and lots of happy smiling faces, proud of their accomplishments!
Talkin’ Turkey is found in my book String Fling. Signed copies can be ordered from my book store HERE.
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|Talkin' Turkey, Oliver Springs TN 2014|