How many blocks can YOU string piece in the course of a class day?
These gals had their sewing machine pedals to the metal as we talked and laughed and chatted and shared and swapped strips and stories.
We pushed our boundaries. We got out of the box!
See what is happening on this happy design wall? A whole ton of colorful fun!
Audrey is no new addict to strings. Look what she did with selvages!
This is a “Mondo Bag” – usually pieced with 2.5” squares, Audrey took to her selvage collection and pieced them all together and THEN cut 2.5” squares from her sets. This is one cool fun bag. Check it out:
What a bag full of fun selvages!
Blocks squared to 5.5” and ready to piece together!
You will find the free pattern for Basket-weave Strings under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog. This one makes a GREAT Quilt of Valor, and you can make the blocks any size you want them to be. Mine were 5” finished, because that was the size of the paper I had to work with for foundations!
Gotta Have Me One!
I’ve seen these thread holders for vintage machines in a couple of places – I have GOT to get myself one. Or two. Maybe three ---anyone have a link?
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|Basket Weave Strings, VCQ April 2014|
This morning we are wrapping it all up. There is a show and share of class projects after breakfast, and we'll be on our way home to our various destinations ---it's been a great weekend!