This string quilt was inspired by a variation of the 9-patch. In this version, half-square triangles replace the usual corner squares. I wondered, what would happen if I replaced the 4 squares and corner pieces with string-pieced squares and triangles? Pleased with my new string blocks, I wondered, how should I set the blocks? The only setting I liked was sashing with posts. And the only posts I liked were a mini version of my 9-patch variations….. One thing led to another, and the quilt became a fabric version of going down the rabbit hole.
For those interested, there will be a short demonstration of “big stitch” quilting. This is hand quilting using thicker thread, a big eye needle and taking longer stitches. Bring a small quilt sandwich to practice on if you are interested in learning how to big stitch. I use pearl cotton #5, a John James crewel needle #24.
Teacher: Fern Royce
Date: Friday, March 29: 11am-4pm
Class Fee: $65
Class Rating: Q