Scrappy String Quilt

Posted on September 07, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm in love with this Lucy's Crab Shack fabric by Sweetwater.  I was making a quilt (to be revealed at a later date...) and had all these tiny strips remaining measuring between 3/4" to 1 1/4".  I actually threw them in the trash, I kept looking at them thinking what could I possibly do with these...


I have always wanted to make one of those string quilts so I figured what the heck - I'm gonna try with these tiny strips.  And what do you know... it was actually enough fabric to make this cutie patootie table runner!

I used the foundation piecing method, it worked wonderfully.  Just be very careful when peeling the paper off the back not to stretch the fabric since it's on the bias!  

The back is just as fun as the front, I pieced my scraps that weren't used on the front to break up the solid backing.  The quilting pattern is a fun feather looking pattern that has a cool interlocking swirl look.  

From start to finish this quilt was a lot of fun to make!  I would even say it went pretty quick... the size is perfect for a night stand or coffee table.  


Posted in longarm, lucys crab shack, moda, quilt, scrappy, string quilt



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