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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

String Quilts for Des Moines MQG

Marny here…
The Des Moines MQG sent out a request for members to make blocks for a donation quilt. We are using Blooming Poppie's tutorial.  The given parameters were to start with a 14'' muslin base, to stick to a particular color scheme, and to cut strips between 1'' and 2 ½''. Making a string quilt is lots of fun and it can look so fresh!
Hopefully a cohesive but interesting pile of aquas.

First strip centered corner to corner on the square.

Second strip placed right sides together. Sew ¼'' seam along right edge.

Adding one strip at a time. Pressing after each seam.

Muslin base is completely covered with strips.

Back side

Trim off the excess on all sides

Getting pretty!

Low volume neutral square, marked corner to corner (more accurately than appears in this photo), placed right sides together. Sew on ¼'' on either side of correctly drawn line. Then cut along drawn line.

And there you have it! Two squares already done for the quilt. These will be trimmed once all the squares are gathered together. When multiple sewers are submitting blocks it is often smart to save the final trim for one person to do.

Till Tuesday…

2 comments:

  1. This is going to be lovely. Thanks for referencing my tutorial.... hope it's super helpful!
    Happy quilting.....

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    1. Enjoyed your tutorial! Clear and useful!

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