|As an Island Batik Ambassador, all products in this post were given to me by Island Batik, Aurifil thread and Hobbs Batting.
- Vintage quilts inspiring new creations
- 36” x 36” or larger
- Any technique
This made for a quick baby quilt:
I've taught classes on string quilting, and encourage the recycling of old phone books, or any catalogues printed on thin paper, to use as the foundation. This cushion was pieced on left over tax forms from Revenue Canada. :)Christmas placemats, a tote bag, and even an apron. One of the cool things about strings is you can make your blocks any size or shape, including circles...
The Art Shack in Moncton, New Brunswick.)
For the outer row, I used solid black to do one side, so that the diamonds running vertically were complete.
Because the quilting would not show, stitching in the ditch of each strip was all that was needed. The border was quilted in concentric wavy lines, and bound in black. Aurifil thread was used for both piecing and quilting.
Hobbs Tuscany silk batting was used in the centre.
Finished quilt is 56" x 72" . To me, this quilt has a masculine, modern vibe. I really like it.
Because of the fabric line used, the quilt is named "Wild Strings".
It is pictured here with the resident wild cat, Polly. Look at those claws!!!