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Snowbird Quilter:

Granny M:
I am making a string quilt out of scraps that are 1 inch by 7 inch,

Is it done yet?  Pictures soon?

  Almost, have two more borders to quilt and the binding to do.  I will be posting the quilting on the 1st border later today in the FMQ thread.

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Took a quick class today on string quilting.  I had my drawer of "Lumberyard" kindling.  Learned a couple of new blocks.  What a great way to use my "Kindling". 

Looking forward to your pictures Granny M.

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Granny M replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 7:28 PM

Snowbird Quilter:

Took a quick class today on string quilting.  I had my drawer of "Lumberyard" kindling.  Learned a couple of new blocks.  What a great way to use my "Kindling". 

Looking forward to your pictures Granny M.

Since I also used this for FM practice I am pretty slow getting this done.  I have one last border to quilt and then the binding. So hopefully will be done soon. Sounds like an interesting class, can you share any details.

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Granny M

I need to get some pictures.  One day soon.

 

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Took a class from the Lumberyard Gals, using CHIPS.  Now really --- this is taking scraps too far --ROFLOL!

The upper left are the CHIPS, the lower right is a scrappy tossed nine patch!

I named it "Piecing Madness"  -- Needless to say my remaining chips went in the garbage.  I'm not sure but I'm thinking there is more thread that fabric.  LOL

I think I'll hang it in the bathroom.   (tongue in cheek--maybe)

 

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Nana replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:47 PM

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I love your quilt.  But there is no way I am messing with all those "chips'.  Not worth it to me.....

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Kris replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:18 PM

Patty Mc,

talk about getting your money's worth. Your quilt is pretty though.

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gini replied on Sun, Mar 6 2011 2:55 AM

Patty Mc   great scrappy

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Patti, your quilt is very pretty. I will be doing good to use the larger sizes of "lumber" much less the chips. LOL, I will definitely have to retire to get everything done.

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Very Pretty Patty Mc. But I think my chips will go in the trash, or in the yard for the birds to make nest with lol.

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Snowbird Quilter:
I named it "Piecing Madness" 

 The chips look bigger than the scraps I used for my string quilt. I think it looks pretty good.  I think you are like me, I really am not crazy about working with tiny pcs.

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I really like your quilt.  I didn't understand what lumberyard was so I read back a few pages. . . I love it!  But what are chips?  And what is a string quilt?  Inquilting mind wants to know. 

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Prairie Dog:

Chips are irregular pieces smaller than 2" square or a strip less than 1 1/2" wide.

Strings are strips 1 1/2" wide or wider and various lengths.  I'm sure there is a thread on here using strings, or in "Lumberyard" vernacular "kindling".  I think Granny M might have some pictures in her gallery.  Just click on her name on one of her posts and go to her gallery.

Hope this helps,  or have I just muddied the water more?

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Wendy replied on Sun, Mar 6 2011 10:19 AM

Prairie Dog:
And what is a string quilt?

 

here is a picture of my string quilt.

The process is quit simple.

You take muslin and cut it into squares mine are 9" squares.

take your scraps, and cut them into strips ranging from 1" to 2.5" wide  no shorter in length than the diagonal of your  muslin block.

Starting in the middle of the square on the diagonal, lay your first strip of scrap right side up. take your next strip and lay it right side down on the first strip and sew your 1/4 " seam. press open and repeat until the square is covered in strips. This is called foundation piecing.

Turn the block over so that the muslin side is face up, trim up the block. This is called square the block.

 

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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 6 2011 10:25 AM

Wendy

Beautiful string quilt.  Ando great explanation of technique.

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