What is a string? In my world it’s a strip of fabric perfect for creating some of my favorite scrappy projects.Such as 36 string blocks for the next Tummy Time quilt!And then it’s 1/2″ – 3/4″ strips, perfect size for clothesline bowls!And then we’re down to the little snippets that are saved, yes, saved for dog bed stuffing!And when I’m leaving a recent quilting retreat, my friend hands me a trash bag full of scraps for me to sort into strings and dog bed stuffing! I have the best friends!
Addendum: some of the trash bag scraps became postage stamp charms, people will throw away anything!
I’m always excited to personally deliver a Tummy Time quilt, especially when it involves holding babies! Wyatt’s quilt is my favorite Rectangle Strings with a soft flannel backing. And thanks to this quilt hanging out in my studio before I was able to deliver it, lots of my clients chose Overlapping Looped Spirals for their quilts, too.The strings are color and novelties creating a mass of little “I Spy” fun! Some of the strings are flannel for textures changes. My Tummy Time quilts are for car rides, floor playing and park days!
Whenever I finish this pattern, I start another, because there are lots of babies out there! Stay tuned for the next delivery!
Do you like to read and quilt? If so, check out Starwood Quilter, an online quilter’s book club. For the month of September we are reading, The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs. There’s still time to get in on the fun!
Many years ago, before I started “quilting”, I made a string quilt using the scraps from the clothes I was making for our daughter. The quilt is tied with polyester high loft batting and the backing is rolled to the front finishing the edges. Confetti Toss is the antique quilt it’s patterned after, published in Quilts Sew Quick by Oxmoor House in 1995. I’m still making string quilts, however they have evolved!
Do you want to make this quilt? Check out The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs, the pattern is at the end of the book!!