String Piecing Fun
It is currently six below (Celcius) with forecasts for even colder weather next week. So it is a good time to be working on my "indoor" snow.
When I went to piece the borders for my snowflake quilt, they were just too boring. Way too much of the white fabric! So I decided to spice things up with some string piecing.
I had never done string piecing before, but I figured it was a variation on foundation piecing. So I cut a series of 3/4 inch, 1 inch and 1-1/2 strips of a dozen or so white and light blue fabrics. I then used my foundations from last week as a base for the strings.
However, I realized that this could also be done by drafting the units in Electric Quilt and foundation piecing them. My one rule that I worked with is that each triangle needed to be one foundation to keep things simple.
In this tutorial I will be sharing how to draft these foundation units along with my hack in drafting "non-square block foundations". Following my suggestion will save you a lot of grief -- trust me.
Here are my "real quilt" pieced borders.
Here is my real work-in-process quilt. Now I am trying to decide if I want to put little snowflakes in the corners. In my sample below I am auditioning a few ideas..
Will I ever get this done???
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1/26/2019 10:55:46 am
Thanks for the border strip piecing ideas! I have a similar pieced border on one of my designs and may try this idea to see if it works on my design. I also appreciate the great tip that allows you to not have to rotate when placing blocks!!
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