For our October Sew Day we thought it was time to bust some of the guild’s stash of fabric and batting scraps.
With this in mind we decided that string piecing was the way to go. It would bust some of those strings and strips that seem to accumulate exponentially as we make quilts.
Quilt as you go is a great way to use up those batting off cuts. You know those strips that are 10 – 20 inches wide, that get trimmed away after you have quilted those quilts.
Our members busily stitched up 36 rainbow blocks, to make this beautiful rainbow string quilt. After all the discussion around the various methods that can be used to join these quilted blocks, our plan is to complete the quilt at one of our sew days in the new year so members can see how it is done.
We also handed out three complete quilt kits for members to sew up at home. After all this you would think we would notice a noticeably reduction in our stash – but nope, it barely made a dent.
It’s a good thing these days are a lot of fun, because it looks like we need to do this all again…