Monday, June 6, 2011


I have finally finished the String-X Quilt that I've been working on for quite a little spell now.  This quilt was made for our mission project and will either go to an orphanage in Cambodia or Uganda.

I decided on this design after I found  the tutorial for the String-X quilt at Quiltville Custom Quilting.  For the foundation pieces, I used old phonebook pages.  They're thinner than regular paper and tear off easily.  The pages were cut to 4-1/2" x 10-1/2". 

Then the fun began as I sorted through my scraps and began sewing them to the foundation pieces.

Fabric pieces are placed right sides together...

...and stitched onto the foundation.

Continue adding scraps until the entire piece of paper is covered.  The fun part is that you don't have to measure or cut each piece to a specific size!  Just use what you have and trim to fit.

The next step is to trim the fabric down to 4-1/2" by 10-1/2".

Then, from a piece of scrap paper, cut a 2-1/4" square.  Cut this on the diagonal from corner to corner giving you two triangles.  Tape one of these triangles to the underside of your ruler.  This is your corner trimming guide!

Carefully tear away the paper foundation from the back of your blocks.  Then following the instructions found in the tutorial, add triangles to each side of your pieced strip to form a square.  Be sure to square each of these small blocks to a uniform size.  I squared these to 7-1/4". 

Then, sew four of these units together to form a block.

 Here's the finished project -- a quilt of many colors:

I hope and pray that the child who receives this quilt will somehow know that he/she is loved!

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