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Liberated Strings – Down the Rabbit Hole

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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

Earlier Event: March 24
Kaffe Hearts: Fusible Appliqué
Later Event: March 30
Back Stitch Appliqué (1 of 2)