I found some time to try something that I have been wanting to try for awhile now; string quilt blocks using paper piecing. I followed the great Film in the Fridge string quilt tutorial. It worked like a charm and was so easy, quick and fun!
I used fall colored scraps to make this mini quilt. I cut my paper squares to 6 1/2″ so that I’d have 6″ finished squares. The finished mini quilt measures approximately 12 1/2″ x 24 1/2″. I am using it for a mat in the center of my table. The backing as well as the center stripes are unbleached muslin.
The only tricky thing was the quilting. There were a lot of seams and I had to keep lifting my presser foot up to get over them and then putting it back down, in order to prevent bunching. I was using a free motion presser foot. Any suggestions?
I really like trying out new blocks in mini quilts or table runners to get the feel for them and see if I want to make something bigger. Next I want to try a spiderweb which is approached very similarly.