I am really really liking working with scraps. I had a bunch of strings that were no more than 2.25 inches wide, which wasn’t wide enough to add to my “scrap vomit” quilt, so I put them all in one large grocery bag and waited. I knew I wanted to make a string quilt of sorts, and debated between spider web quilt and string-X quilts. Neither won, but I still plan on making one of each in the future.
I had an idea a while back to use money mailers as the foundation for paper piecing string blocks. After I look through them and pull out the ones that I’ll use, I save the others. They measure 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. And, with a little bit of inspiration here and here (different varieties of stair quilts), this is how this quilt began.
I am going to show with pictures how to assemble these blocks. Feel free to scroll down to the end to see more pictures of the finished quilt .
Using 99 of these blocks, I made this staircase pattern with 11 rows of 9 blocks. Here was my layout.
I used a typical free motion meandering to quilt it all together. Here are some close ups.
I used a fun house fabric I found from Ikea for the backing. I’ll be honest, every time I see this fabric, I want to grab some markers and color in those houses.
I have donated this quilt to our local PTA to be auctioned. It measures 68 inches by 84 inches (71 x 87 before washing).
So that is it! Thanks for coming!