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    Bright and simple string piecing

    I have a LOT of scraps of bright fabrics, mostly Kaffe Fassett bold and beautiful prints. I have been saving scraps and was given another big bag of scraps so it was time to do something with them all.

    Using Bonnie Hunter's string piecing method on foundation, I made these blocks in one day. It's addictive, such fun and fast sewing. She has a tutorial on her website http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...ng-primer.html
    that's very helpful.
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    I love making these blocks. When I don't want to "think" I can make strip blocks almost "in my sleep". Yours are very pretty.
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    Thanks for sharing, this is a wonderful way to get rid of your scraps. I have to make one of those too.
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    OH WOW - just changed my mind on these string quilts after seeing this! Thanks so much for taking the time to show this to us.
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    Was removing the paper easy? I read the tutorial and will purchase the paper she recommends if it isn't difficult to remove as you finish the block? I love your colors.
    I am making a spider web quilt, but it calls for muslin as the foundation.
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    The blocks are beautiful. It is a great pattern to use for a group. You don't have to worry about seam allowance size
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    That will mke a beautiful quilt.

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    I like your blocks and I, too, love that pattern. That is my goal for the new year, to use up my scrap strips and make one of those string quilts, and to make some room in my tiny sewing area. They are so colorful!
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    i love the colors you used. great job
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    Beautiful blocks! Such pretty fabrics
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    thanks for the link. I must do this. I have so many scraps

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    Thanks for the information... now to get sewing! After a couple of hours on the site and I'll get right to it! =)
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    I do my string quilts on used dryer sheets. No removal of the foundation. This is my favorite quilt to do Love your colors...makes me want to get in those scrap bins again!

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    Your fabrics are so very pretty. I love your bolds. Nice job on the piecing.

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    Very pretty. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    Was removing the paper easy? I read the tutorial and will purchase the paper she recommends if it isn't difficult to remove as you finish the block? I love your colors.
    I am making a spider web quilt, but it calls for muslin as the foundation.
    I've been quilting since 1969, and I have some old fabric I will never use. That's what I'm using as my foundation. I probably paid $3 a yard for it. It's an ugly beige gingham that I used as background on lots of baby quilts back then. It will stay in the quilt --no removal necessary. I plan to quilt it with my longarm. If I were going to quilt it by hand, I probably would use paper and remove it.

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    Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    The blocks are beautiful. It is a great pattern to use for a group. You don't have to worry about seam allowance size
    It's a terrific pattern to use for a group quilt. I'm Block of the Month chairperson for my guild, and this will definitely be one of our blocks next year.

    I made my blocks 9 1/2 inches, to finish at 9 inches. But if we did it as a group project and one block was smaller, we could just trim the others down to be the same size. There really isn't too much we can do to mess this one up! Gotta love that, right? Mindless sewing is really good sometimes. I just love to stitch in JOY!!!

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    I think that your blocks are beautiful. I've made several scrappy tops but so far nothing like this. But I think I will...

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    Fabulous! Love the fabrics & thanks for sharing the link!
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    The blocks are beautiful.
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    What wonderful and bright fabrics. This will make a gorgeous quilt. Thank you for sharing.
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    This is going to be one of the best string quilts I have seen yet.

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    I really like the colors.
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    I love the pops of turquoise, as it's my favorite color!
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