Thursday, January 03, 2008

Squaring up HeartStrings blocks

Our HeartStrings guidelines call for starting with a 10 inch muslin/fabric base and then squaring to 9.5 inches after piecing the strings. I posted some photos/instructions today showing how I square my blocks.

As I stitched a set of 4 blocks so I could photograph the steps I take squaring them, I realized I've missed sewing these. I think it's time for some more mindless string piecing!




6 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I have missed sewing these too. I have such a full box of strings - just need to get on it.

Idaho Quilter said...

I have to start another string quilt they are so much fun, recently cleaned my sewing room and found tons of stips. Also I just recently met the local contact for Project Linus.

meggie said...

Your 'ugly duckling' is sure to become someone's loved comfort!
Your instructions are so clear.

SalemHouse said...

I think these string blocks are the ultimate form of quilting stress relief. Just grab a string and go - quick results, no heavy thinking required. I'm so glad I found the HeartStrings group!

Patti said...

That's how I'm feeling - my strings are singing their siren song to me. I must be strong however - I'm determined to quilt up a bunch of my flimsies this month and put all those crumb chaos blocks into quilt tops and then finished quilts.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the squaring up instructions....now I see what I was doing wrong.....only cutting from two sides instead of all 4.

Thanks,
Crystal in Pahrump